Newcastle Building Society has welcomed David Samper as Chief Financial Officer.

An accomplished strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, David has held  senior roles across a number of multinational organisations in the UK and abroad, including RBS, Ulster Bank, and most recently at Sainsbury’s Bank as its interim Chief Financial Officer. He has led complex acquisitions and driven transformational change, whilst consistently delivering core commercial outperformance.

David, who will lead an experienced team in Newcastle, with responsibility for end to end Finance, Treasury and Legal departments, commented:

“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, said: “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.”

David will join the Board of the Society with immediate effect.  Phil Moorhouse, chairman of Newcastle Building Society added, “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.”