Newbury Building Society has appointed Piers Williamson as a non-executive board member, with him starting at the beginning of the year.
He has more than 30 years’ experience across the UK, US and European financial markets, having specialised in treasury risk management and risk governance.
In that time Williamson has been chief executive of The Housing Finance Corporation, a mutual lender to UK Housing Associations, for the past 14 years, and has worked with the government and government agencies.
Williamson said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Newbury Building Society and look forward to helping the society develop its business strategy and performance.
“In particular, Newbury Building Society is an important lender in the Affordable Housing arena and I am eager that my experience in that field should be used to help the Society strengthen its position in that market even further.
“Member owned businesses have much to offer their local communities and I will do my best to encourage Newbury Building Society to build up its presence further.”
He speaks regularly at a variety of industry events such as the National Housing Conference 2017 and the Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition.
On joining the board, Williamson has became a member of the society’s risk committee, to advise on financial risk management objectives and policies.
Roland Gardner, chief executive of Newbury Building Society, said: “We are pleased to welcome Piers to the society’s non-executive board of Ddrectors.
“His extensive knowledge, impressive career history and excellent industry reputation will only strengthen our ability to further develop and help achieve our vision for the future.”