New chief financial officer appointed at Bath Building Society

By Nick Batten on 25 July, 2022

Bath Building Society has announced the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer, Richard Ingle. 

Richard  – who replaces Tom Leach after he moved to Monmouthshire Building Society – will join the company on 22nd August 2022 (subject to regulatory approval).  His previous role, for the preceding four years, was CFO for the UK subsidiary of the sustainable bank Triodos. He was also previously Head of Financial Management for the Banking division of Nationwide Building Society

Richard is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, holds an international MBA and gained his Economics degree from Warwick University.  He is a trustee of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation and chairs the Finance & Investment Committee there.  In his spare time, Richard enjoys travelling with his young family, reading and sports, including cycling and trail running.

Kevin Gray, Chief Executive of Bath Building Society, said, “We are delighted to have someone of Richard’s calibre and experience joining the Society. I have no doubt that he will make an excellent contribution and be part of a successful proven Executive Committee able to take the Society into the next chapter of its history.”

Bath Building Society was established in 1904 to offer savings and mortgages to the local community.  Today, while it is still considered a small mutual society, it continues to operate successfully, servicing over 20,000 savers, 1,200 mortgage customers and employing over 60 staff. 

It maintains a local branch infrastructure in Bath and also has a presence in a number of Agency offices in the West of England.

Earlier this year, Bath Building Society announced it was launching a major three-year partnership with Team Bath, the University of Bath’s sports department.

Pictured above: Richard Ingle, the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer of Bath Building Society