Market Harborough Building Society appoints new CEO

He will join in September prior to the retirement of the current chief executive

Market Harborough Building Society appoints new CEO

Market Harborough Building Society (MHBS) has appointed Iain Kirkpatrick (pictured) as its new chief executive officer.

Kirkpatrick, who is currently the chief customer officer at Nottingham Building Society, will assume his new role in September, ahead of the retirement of MHBS CEO Mark Robinson in October.

The newly appointed CEO previously held the role of retail managing director at Metro Bank and director of private banking at Lloyds Private Bank.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Iain and wish him all the best as CEO,” Michael Thomas, chair of the board at Market Harborough Building Society, said.

“MHBS has an excellent record under Mark Robinson’s leadership which presents a great basis for the future of our 152-year story. I hope Mark enjoys the next stage in his career and thank him for the outstanding contribution he has made over the last 15 years.”

“I will look back on my time at MHBS with great affection,” Robinson said. “We have achieved a huge amount and assembled an outstanding team. I wish Iain every success.”

On joining Market Harborough as its new chief executive, Kirkpatrick said he was delighted to be part of a building society with a clear focus on its members and the community.

“I believe that mutuality has never been more important than it is now, and I look forward to working with the team to build on the strengths of the last 152 years,” he stated.

With assets of over £540 million, MHBS caters to customers across the country with an online service and branches in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.