Black Country building societies appoint new finance directors

ThwbbsLogoe West Bromwich Building Society has secured a new group financial director due to the pending retirement of its current financial director, while the Tipton and Coseley Building Society has appointed a new operations executive just weeks after recruiting a new risk and compliance executive.

The West Bromwich has announced that Ashraf Piranie, currently Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of the Nottingham Building Society, will assume the position of the society’s Group Finance and Operations Director in April 2017 when its current director, Mark Gibbard, retires.

The West Bromwich Building Society is the UK’s seventh largest building society with 450,000 members and 37 branches throughout the Black Country, Birmingham, Shropshire and mid-Wales. The senior appointment coincides with the society’s plans to progress to the next stage of its growth.

Mr Piranie has been with The Nottingham for nine years and has been acknowledged for his “outstanding contribution” to the society by its CEO David Marlow. Mr Gibbard, who has been with the West Bromwich for six years, was equally praised for his efforts. West Bromwich Building Society chairman Mark Nicholls said he has been “a driving force” in restoring the building society’s financial strength in the wake of the global financial crisis.

The Tipton and Coseley Building Society has appointed Sally Wrigglesworth as its new operations executive. Miss Wrigglesworth has recently undertaken interim operations director roles for a number of financial services companies but her experience in the financial services industry spans more than three decades.

She started her career at Lloyds Bank and worked in both retail, commercial and corporate banking. She then moved to the Nationwide Building Society where her senior executive positions included Head of Insurance, Banking and Savings, and Communications.

Miss Wrigglesworth will be responsible for running the lending, operations and processing of the building society’s mortgages, as well as overseeing the branch network and training functions.