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Society appoints new Operations Director

16th February 2017

LEEK United Building Society this week announced the appointment of a new Director.

Management consultant John Kelly, 51, has joined the Society as Operations Director.

He succeeds Tony Hubbard, who passed away last November following a long illness.

A trained accountant, Leeds-born John brings to the role a wealth of experience in executive-level strategy development and business planning, alongside an extensive CV.

Following an eight-year tenure as Strategy & Business Development Manager at Britannia, John held the positions of Financial Projects Director and Director of Strategy at the Co-op Bank.

John joined Leek United to cover the Operations Director role on an initially interim basis late last year.

“At Leek United, there is a strong focus on doing the right thing for people, whether customers or staff,” said John.

“The attitude and dedication of staff to each and every one of our members and the business itself is the main reason I decided to stay.

“This is a particularly exciting time for me to be joining the Society; we have just launched a new and competitive range of mortgage products and customer satisfaction is at an all-time high – I am delighted to be part of such a successful team.”

Outside of work, John – who lives in Ashbourne with wife Jenny and their children, David and Eleanor – enjoys playing golf, cinema and walking.

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