Newcastle Building Society has welcomed Mick Thompson as non-executive director to its Board.

A Partner at KPMG for 21 years, nine years as the Newcastle Office Senior Partner, Mick led a successful programme of growth and expansion in a highly competitive marketplace. He has worked across a broad range of industry sectors, from housebuilding and social housing, to education, charities and financial services.

He joins the Society’s Audit Committee and will also sit on its Board as a non-exec director.  He commented: “I’m a passionate advocate of the North East, and see a strong alignment of values with Newcastle Building Society’s commitment to support and develop the potential of our region.”

Welcoming the appointment, Phil Moorhouse, Newcastle Building Society’s chairman, said: “Mick brings significant senior level experience and technical expertise to our Board as a non-executive director.  His passion for our region matches our own and we’re pleased to welcome him to the Society to help us deliver on our commitments and ambitions as the North East’s largest building society.”