Sarah Howe appointed new CEO at Harpenden Building Society

Harpenden Building Society announce the appointment of Sarah Howe as its new Chief Executive, subject to Regulatory approval. Sarah will bring a broad range of knowledge and experience to the Society when she joins on the 2nd of January 2019. She will take over as CEO once approved by the Society’s regulator.

Sarah has 30 years’ experience gained from market leading companies within the financial services and home shopping sectors. Sarah joins directly from Saffron Building Society where she has been the Chief Customer Officer for the last four years, having joined in 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Saffron, Sarah was Marketing Director at RIAS Plc (a general insurance provider), and before that, Chief Marketing Officer at BUPA.

Sarah will take over the role from David Jervis who has been interim CEO since July 2018.

Sarah said “I am both delighted and excited to be joining Harpenden Building Society. It is a successful regional Building Society with strong ambitions for the future. I look forward to working with the Harpenden team to further grow the potential for our members and employees.”

Stephen Richardson Chairman said “I’m looking forward to having the benefit of Sarah’s considerable experience to help modernise and grow the business, whilst continuing our focus on providing excellent customer service.”

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