He is currently a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee at the Financial Conduct Authority.
In addition, he holds a number of non-executive board positions with public and member organisations covering auditing, investments and pensions.
Amiri brings extensive experience from senior management and board roles in internal audit, risk management and corporate governance.
He worked as a partner at Deloitte, becoming head of the internal audit group and enterprise risk management group. During this time, he also undertook a role as global head of internal audit with Schroders on secondment.
Gary Hoffman, chair of Coventry Building Society, said: “I am delighted to announce, subject to regulatory approval, Iraj’s appointment as non-executive director of Coventry Building Society.
“He is a recognised expert in his field, with a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable as the Society continues to grow for the benefit of our members.”