Ecology Building Society has appointed Martin Sims as chief operating officer from the Co-operative Bank where he held senior mortgage, distribution and network operations roles.
Sims (pictured), who also worked at Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS, is replacing the retiring George Haslem.
Paul Ellis, chief executive of Ecology said: “I am thrilled to welcome Martin to Ecology. His wide-ranging and comprehensive experience will be a major asset to the Society.
“This is a critical role as we develop and grow our sustainable lending as well as supporting our savings members.”
Sims said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Ecology.
“I am looking forward to playing a key part in the future success and development of the society and to help ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all of our members.”