Leading North-East banker joins Newcastle BS board

Newcastle Building Society has further strengthened its board with the appointment of David Holborn as a non-executive director.

Holborn, 55, is the area director for Lloyds TSB in the North, which covers the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Teesside, Cumbria, and as far south as Leeds and Bradford.

He will bring considerable experience and expertise to the position.

Holborn says: “Newcastle Building Society is a strong and growing organisation and I am looking forward to joining the board at such an exciting time.

“I think what I can offer the Newcastle is the experience of running a sizeable business, which includes more than 2,500 staff and 200 branches. I also have considerable commercial lending experience, another important growth area for the society.”

Holborn joined Lloyds Bank in 1965 in his home town of Louth in Lincolnshire and has been in management since 1977, with posts in the West Midlands, London, Wiltshire and Hampshire, before taking up his current position in Newcastle in 1994.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Financial Services and a past president of both the Bournemouth and Newcastle-upon-Tyne centres. Outside of banking he is also a council member of the Chamber of Commerce for Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside.

Chris Hilton, chairman of Newcastle Building Society, says: “The next few years will present numerous challenges and opportunities to the financial services sector. To have someone of Mr Holborn&#39s experience and ability on the board will be a huge asset and will help ensure the Newcastle remains at the forefront of the industry.”