Beverley Building Society appoints chief financial officer

The new addition has significant experience in financial services and the building sector

Beverley Building Society appoints chief financial officer

Beverley Building Society has appointed Christopher White (pictured) as its new chief financial officer, subject to regulatory approval.

White takes up the role at the mutual after Janet Bedford, who previously held the position, was promoted to the role of chief executive.

White, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has significant experience in financial services and the building society sector. He spent seven years at PwC, specialising in providing assurance services to building societies. He then spent 10 years at Darlington Building Society, where he also became chief financial officer.

Bedford said the board is delighted to appoint White, whom she described as an accomplished financial services professional with significant executive and board-level experience in the building society sector.

“Christopher clearly has a proven track record in helping to drive growth across commercial and operational areas, through the delivery of a proactive financial strategy,” she added. “We are confident that he will play a significant part in strengthening our financial position within our East Riding heartland and nationally.

“The Beverley is a traditional building society that provides an outstanding personal service and a flexible, common-sense approach to lending, together with great value savings products. This appointment is another key step in our strategic plan to build on these impressive foundations.”

White, commenting on his appointment, said that he is excited to be joining the mutual and is looking forward to leading its finance department.

“A really important part of the society’s next phase of development is growing its membership and mortgage book, and I look forward to helping its team achieve this in line with its mutual principles and founding purpose.”