The Building Societies Association (BSA) has announced that Jonathan Westhoff, Chief Executive of the West Brom, has been elected as its Deputy Chairman.
He replaces Chris Pilling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Building Society, who is stepping down.
Commenting, Dick Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Bath Building Society and BSA Chairman said: “Jonathan has already proved himself a thoughtfully outspoken member of the BSA Council and I am looking forward to working alongside him in his new role as Deputy Chairman.
“I also want to thank Chris Pilling for his hard work and insightful thinking during his time on the BSA Council and as Deputy Chairman. I look forward to welcoming Mike Regnier onto the BSA Council when he takes up his role as Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Building Society in the New Year.”
Jonathan Westhoff said: “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the BSA’s outstanding work in supporting building societies and the vital role they play by consistently providing a supply of finance for housing and looking after the interests of savers.”
Jonathan Westhoff joined the West Brom in May 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive in May 2011. He was formerly the Society’s Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive.
After 17 years with Barclays Bank, Jonathan moved into the mutual sector in 2000, serving as Finance Director at Portman and Newcastle building societies.