Ex-Nottingham chief joins Mansfield BS as non-exec director

Former Nottingham Building Society chief executive Ian Rowling has been appointed non-executive director of Mansfield Building Society.

The appointment was confirmed in July and Rowling has now taken up his role at the Mansfield.

Prior to retiring in 2011, Rowling served as an executive director of the Nottingham Building Society for 23 years – the last five of which were served as chief executive.

This is the third non-executive appointment made by the Mansfield this year and follows the hiring of Jeremy Cross and Alison Chmiel in February.

Mansfield chief executive Gev Lynott says: “In being able to appoint Ian Rowling to the board, we are fortunate to be able to call on the experience of a man who has successfully led one building society through all the ups and downs of the economic cycle as well as having made a significant contribution the wider mutual movement.”

Rowling says: “I am delighted to be involved with another society which holds the best attributes of the mutual sector close to its heart.

“With the economic situation looking brighter, there is an important role for mutual building societies like the Mansfield to play, both on a local and national level. I look forward to playing an active part.”