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Yorkshire appoints Regnier as chief executive

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Yorkshire Building Society has appointed Mike Regnier as chief executive.

Regnier has been with the society since 2014 and currently holds the role of chief customer officer and executive director. He is due to take up the role on 1 January next year.

Regnier has worked in corporate experience in consulting and retail financial services for 20 years and was formerly products and marketing director at Lloyds Banking Group, where he was responsible for the re-launch of the TSB brand on the UK high street.

He has previously held senior positions at HBOS, ASDA and the Boston Consulting Group.

Regnier will replace Chris Pilling, who announced in June his decision to step down at the end of the year.

Speaking of the appointment, Yorkshire Building Society chairman John Heaps says Regnier’s “commitment to mutual values, his engaging style of leadership and his clear strategic outlook will all help to ensure he builds on the Society’s continued success.

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