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Building Society boss delighted to be back ‘home’

Beverley Building Society’s new chief executive Karl Elliott says he is delighted to have returned to his Yorkshire “roots” and is looking forward to  building upon the society’s reputation for excellent personal service to customers and supporting the community across East Yorkshire.

New Beverley Building Society CEO Karl Elliott

Mr Elliott, 45, was speaking to Beverley FM Breakfast Show presenter Dave Fewster earlier this week and comes to Beverley from financial services mutual OneFamily in Brighton, where he spent three years commuting from his home in Yorkshire, having previously worked for Harrogate-based Engage Mutual for 15 years.

Saying he felt the time was right to take the helm, he is also delighted to be back closer to his wife and young family and importantly to remain within the mutual sector. He commented: “I am delighted to join the team at Beverley Building Society; it appeared a fantastic opportunity from the start as its values of trust, honesty and empathy for customers are consistent with my own. I’m sure we can deliver a healthy combination of commercial success and social good by putting the needs of customers and their families first.

“When looking to return to my roots in Yorkshire, Beverley Building Society was a fantastic fit for me; in good shape and with real potential to have more impact across the East Riding. It’s also great to see the Society working so closely within the community and supporting activities and charities that matter to our members.”

Brian Young, Chair of Beverley Building Society said: “This announcement concludes the Board’s thorough process to recruit Karl as our new leader. His skills and experience will very much complement our executive team, which includes Deputy Chief Executive Janet Bedford, with a background as Finance Director, and Mark Marsden, as Risk Director. We are ideally positioned for the challenges that lie ahead.”

He continued: “In addition to his professional background, Karl is also keenly interested in the social and economic challenges of the community and the role our Society can play in supporting families across the region, something that sets us apart from many of the national institutions.”