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Society's Chief Executive announces retirement

4th July 2018

LEEK United Building Society Chief Executive Kevin Wilson is to retire, after 24 years with the Society.

Kevin will remain in post until the end of 2018, and a rigorous selection process has already begun for his successor, who will be announced later this year.

Members were advised of Kevin’s intention to stand down at Leek United’s recent Annual General Meeting, at which the Society reported ‘exceptional’ business results for 2017.

“My time with Leek United has been the highlight of my career in financial services, and I am very proud to be preparing to ‘hand over the reins’ at a time when the Society is in such a robust financial position, with a very strong foundation for continued growth and success,” said Kevin.

Kevin joined Leek United in 1994 as Financial Services Manager, and was appointed to the Society’s Board in 1998, before taking over as Chief Executive in 2005.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the fantastic colleagues, both past and present, with whom I have had the pleasure of working, and I will be leaving the Society with many great memories and highlights. Together, we have ensured that Leek United has continued to go from strength to strength,” he added.

The Society’s Chair, Rachel Court, said: “Under Kevin’s leadership, Leek United has delivered consistently strong financial results and excellent customer service, year on year, and the Board is extremely grateful to Kevin for the dedication and enthusiasm he has shown throughout this very successful period for the Society.

“Whilst he will continue to lead Leek United until the end of this year, I would, nevertheless, like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin on behalf of the Board, our staff and members for his fantastic contribution.”

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