The Ipswich Building Society has appointed Paul Johnson as its new finance director, Sian Hill as non-executive director and Lee Gladwell as chief commercial officer.
Prior to being head of UK & divisional finance at Vanquis Bank, Johnson was CFO for the UK consumer division at Citi.
At Ipswich Building Society he will be responsible for managing the accounting and financial control functions, as well as working with both the executive team and board to maintain key relationships with industry regulators and auditors.
Hill has been appointed to the Society’s board as a non-executive director, following the retirement of Peter Elcock. She spent much of her career as a tax partner at KPMG and is now a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
She also holds a non-exec role at Yealand Administration Limited and is a trustee and chair of the Finance & Audit and Remuneration Committees of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity.
Having provided consultancy services to the Society’s mortgage sales function during the previous year, Gladwell has been appointed as chief commercial officer.
Richard Norrington, CEO of Ipswich Building Society, said: “We are pleased to welcome Paul and Sian to Ipswich Building Society, as well as to congratulate Lee for taking on the position of chief commercial officer.
“Strengthening our senior management team and board is more important than ever during the current economic climate, and I’m confident our new appointments bring a diverse range of skills and experience to ensure the efficient running of the Society, while maintaining the interests of our customers and members.”