Newbury hires Kieron Blackburn as finance director

Ryan Bembridge

March 21, 2018

Newbury Building Society has hired Kieron Blackburn as finance director from Ipswich Building Society.

Blackburn spent nearly a decade at Ipswich in the same role, while before that he was at Nationwide subsidiary UCB HomeLoans for two years, Nationwide Building Society for 12 years and Midland Bank for seven years.

Blackburn said: “I am delighted to join a well-run and well-managed building society, as it enters a very exciting phase.

“It is evident Newbury Building Society puts its members at the heart of everything it does, and it is this community spirit and commitment to providing excellent mortgage and savings products which makes the Newbury a valued organisation.

“I look forward to working with the wider business as the Society continues to grow from strength to strength.”

Blackburn is replacing Lee Bambridge, who has become chief risk officer.

Roland Gardner, chief executive of Newbury Building Society, said: “I’m delighted Kieron has joined the team here at the Newbury.

“He is a great asset with an outstanding background in the building society sector which will be invaluable as the Society looks to strengthen its position in a rapidly changing market.

“I look forward to working with Kieron as the society continues to flourish.”

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