He will sit alongside five executive directors and seven non-executive directors on the Leeds board, which is currently led by the society’s chairman Robin Ashton
Ashton said: “John has enjoyed a successful career and has held senior credit and risk management positions for leading international banks and brings to the society extensive knowledge and experience in portfolio management, risk reporting, credit policy and retail banking.”
Hunt’s career in financial services spans 38 years. He has held roles with Yorkshire Bank, TSB Group, Deutsche Bank AG and Royal Bank of Scotland, while he is a joint founding member of the Global Credit Data Consortium.
He has also held senior risk management positions, as his recent consultancy activities in the financial services sector include advisory work for Danske Bank.
Hunt said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of Leeds Building Society and using my skills at a time of ongoing investment in the business to further develop the service proposition, support growth and provide long-term value to a growing membership.”