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Introducing our new CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Carter as our new Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approval, effective from 2 January 2024.

Barry has held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Society since July 2022. He has more than 21 years’ experience in financial services, and prior to joining Hinckley & Rugby he was COO at HSBC Private Bank. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Banker, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Speaking about his appointment, Barry said:

“As COO, I have been working very closely with Colin Fyfe for the last eighteen months. We have shared a vision and have developed the Society’s strategy together, enjoying a partnership with the same synergy that a Chair and Vice-Chair would. Consequently, this feels like a very smooth and natural transition.”

“In planning for this change, I have sharpened my focus on developing a truly customer-centric organisation. I have strong plans for growth, both in our business and in our people, and a strong desire to make us the most efficient and effective organisation that we can possibly be. That’s something I’m very passionate about.”

“During the last eighteen months, I have come to understand the beating heart of the Society and its unique personality. I believe that my strong and highly participative style of leadership will continue to benefit the Society at every level, and that I will lead us into an even more prosperous future.”

Congratulating Barry on his appointment, outgoing CEO – Colin Fyfe – had this to say:

“I am absolutely delighted for Barry. We have worked well together over the last eighteen months, and I know that he will take the Society from strength to strength.”

You can see Barry’s full video statement below or via this link: https://youtu.be/9DE_s37KQxU