Kirsch appointed as Saffron interim CEO
Kirsch has considerable financial and senior executive experience, having held CEO and director positions with organisations including Norwich Union, Chase de Vere, Alico which he successfully integrated into MetLife and most recently Origen Financial Services.
Geoffrey Dunn, chairman of Saffron building Society, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mike on behalf of the Society.
“I know that Mike’s Board level and financial services experience will stand him in good stead and enable the Saffron to continue to build on its excellent progress to date. My colleagues and I look forward to working with Mike over the coming months.”
Kirsch added: “The Saffron has a strong reputation as one of the UK’s leading regional building society’s and I’m delighted to be joining them at such an interesting time in their development.
“Recent news suggests that the UK financial services sector needs strong competition and it’s Society’s such as Saffron that are well placed to offer consumers access to a range of innovative and competitive savings and mortgage products.
“I have no doubt that the Society will continue to build on its impressive track record and I’m looking forward to being part of such a successful team.”