Newcastle BS hires chief financial officer

Michael Lloyd

January 7, 2019

Newcastle Building Society has appointed David Samper as chief financial officer.

With over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, Samper has held senior roles across a number of multinational organisations including RBS, Ulster Bank, and most recently at Sainsbury’s Bank as its interim chief financial officer.  He will join the board of the society with immediate effect.

He said: “I am delighted to have joined Newcastle Building Society at such an exciting time as we shape the next strategic chapter of this successful growing business.

“I have a real passion for placing customers at the heart of all decisions and where better to continue this than at the North East’s biggest building society which is committed to its communities, its branch network and to continuing its digital evolution.”

Andrew Haigh, chief executive of Newcastle Building Society, added: “I am delighted to welcome David to our senior executive team.

“He brings first class strategic financial management expertise and will make a significant contribution to helping our Society continue to grow and thrive against a backdrop of intense competition and economic uncertainty.

“David will play a key role in helping to deliver our ambitious plans for the future and our ongoing investment in our region.”

Phil Moorhouse, chairman of Newcastle Building Society, said: “David will be a great addition to the Newcastle Building Society Board as an executive director and I look forward to working with him as the Society seeks to build on its success and progress.”

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