The Cheshire has announced two senior level appointments.
Robert Mee has been appointed as a non-executive director and Noelle Brelsford to the newly-created executive post, head of eChannels.
The appointments are made as the society continues to grow and shortly before it expands into Manchester, with a new branch opening in the city centre later in the summer.
Mee has recently retired following a 30-year career with the Bank of Scotland group. After a number of senior roles he became chief executive of Bank of Scotland's retail business in 2000 and played a major role in the merger with Halifax which saw the formation of HBOS.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Mee is currently a non-executive director for London Scottish Bank and Pinnacle Insurance.
Brelsford, former head of customer service operations at lastminute.com, will be concentrating on increasing the Cheshire's financial services provided over the internet and through its customer contact centre.
He says: “I have seen few organisations more committed to both their branch network and their telephone and online services, which is great to see. I'm looking forward to helping the Cheshire develop its business outside its natural regional base.”