Darlington Building Society, the country’s 22nd largest building society with assets in excess of £530m, has appointed Christopher White as Finance Director replacing Janice Lincoln who has retired following 39 years’ service with the Society. Janice spent her whole career with Darlington Building Society, the latter five years as Finance Director and everyone at the Society wishes her a long and happy retirement.
Christopher, who was born in Middlesbrough, joined Darlington Building Society in 2012 as General Manager, Finance having worked previously for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he managed the Society’s external audit relationship, as well as working with a wide range of financial institutions throughout the North East of England. He is a chartered accountant and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Following his appointment to this key role Christopher said, “In 2012, after spending many years working with Darlington Building Society as their external audit manager, I jumped at the opportunity to join a strong and ethical business at such an interesting time in its history. I have very much enjoyed my time so far with the Society and I am looking forward to my new role and fresh challenges ahead”.
He added, “Darlington Building Society is entering an exciting new chapter as we build for the future with new technology-based services planned for our customers, further investment in our branch network and an even greater involvement in our local communities”.
James Ramsbotham, Chairman of Darlington Building Society congratulated Christopher on his appointment as Finance Director and said, “Christopher was an outstanding candidate for this key role and the members of Darlington Building Society can rest assured that the finances of the Society are in safe hands”.
He continued, “Christopher has the experience, knowledge and qualifications required to help steer the Society forward and he will be a valuable addition to what is already a very strong Board”.