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Leek BS brings on Deeks as CEO

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  • 12/06/2024
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Leek BS brings on Deeks as CEO
Leek Building Society has appointed Andy Deeks (pictured right) as its chief executive, succeeding Andrew Healy (pictured left) after a six-year tenure.

Deeks will join Leek Building Society as its CEO from 1 August, subject to regulatory approvals, to allow a “seamless handover”.

Healy will step down from his position in July to “pursue the next phase of his career” as a non-executive director.

Deeks was most recently the group chief strategy officer at LSL Property Services for more than three years. Prior to that, he worked at Coventry Building Society for nearly nine years as product, marketing and strategy director.

Before that, he was an associate director for retail banking consultancy at Navigant for around three years. He has also previously worked at Coventry Building Society for more than four years in various senior roles, including as head of mortgages.

 

‘Next exciting phase of our development’

Leek Building Society has said that, in appointing a CEO, it had to find someone who will “share the same values and community-focused ethos and who will build on the strong foundations [that] have been established over recent years”, and the appointment came after a “rigorous search”.

Rachel Court, chair of the Leek Building Society board, said: “Andrew Healy has been a superb leader of the society for the past six years and leaves an incredibly strong platform with a wonderful team of people and transformed systems, premises and culture. We are incredibly grateful to Andrew for everything he has achieved and wish him well with everything he does in the future.

“I’m delighted to welcome Andy Deeks to the society and look forward to working together with him and the whole team to harness the tremendous foundations [that] the society now has as we move forward into the next exciting phase of our development. A proven leader in the mutual sector, I’m confident Andy will bring his vision to life in leading our society to even greater heights.”

Deeks continued: “It’s a real privilege to be appointed as chief executive officer of Leek Building Society. I’ve been hugely impressed with the society so far, and I look forward to working with the team at Leek to further develop this modern, progressive mutual organisation to be an even better place for savers, borrowers, colleagues and communities.”

Healy added: “It has been an honour to work with such a wonderful team and I’m tremendously proud that, together, we have not only fortified the society’s financial strength but, even more importantly, we have delivered on our purpose to enhance the lives of our members, employees and communities. My sincere thanks to everyone for making my time here so enjoyable and memorable.”

In its latest financial results, Leek Building Society completed £192m of gross mortgage lending 2023, with almost a third going to first-time buyers.

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