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Women in Finance

Building a diverse and balanced workforce

At Leek United Building Society, we’re committed to creating a diverse and balanced workforce because we know different people bring different ideas, skills and perspectives.

We’re better equipped to put our members first if we have a diverse workforce of talented people that’s representative of the communities we live and work in. We want everyone who works for us to feel engaged, valued and respected and to experience that their potential is not in any way limited by their background, gender, age, race, disability, religion or sexual identity.

With full Board support and under the executive leadership of Andrew Healy, CEO and Rob Longmore, HR Director, we’ve refreshed our policies and approach to diversity and inclusion. In particular, we’re moving forward with a stronger focus on:

  • Gender diversity
  • Ethnic diversity
  • Disability

Women in Finance Charter

As an important step towards meeting our gender diversity aspirations, Leek United Building Society is proud to have signed HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

What is the Women in Finance Charter?

This charter is a pledge for gender balance across financial services. It’s a commitment to work together, across our industry and with Government, to build a more balanced and fair financial services industry.

Organisations who have signed the charter have made a clear commitment to improve diversity, to ensure that women are able to progress into senior levels, to set targets to support this work and to regularly report on their progress. On 23 June 2020, Leek United Building society became an official signatory to the charter committing us to:

  • Having a designated member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion. This is our CEO, Andrew Healy.
  • Setting internal targets for gender diversity across our Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Senior Management. We have stated our commitment to achieve a minimum of 45% representation of females by 2023. Our current figure is 43%.
  • Publishing progress annually against this target on our website.

For more information about the Women in Finance Charter please click the link below:

Women in Finance Charter