Leek United Building Society has appointed Andrew Healy as chief executive.
The appointment follows the retirement of the society’s current chief executive Kevin Wilson, who will leave in December after 14 years in the role.
Mr Healy will join Leek United from his position as chief executive at the Bank of Maldives, having previously worked at NatWest, and he also currently sits as board director of the Asian Banking Association.
Mr Healy said: "I am honoured to be given the opportunity to continue Kevin’s good work at Leek United.
"In an increasingly crowded and challenging financial services landscape, I look forward to helping to positively differentiate the society in a way that fully recognises its fine traditions, loyal members and hardworking staff."
Rachel Court, chairman of Leek United, said the appointment followed a rigorous selection process.
She said: "Andrew shares our commitment to mutual values and excellent customer service, and his leadership, financial and commercial expertise will help to ensure that he builds on the Society’s continuing success.
"The board was unanimous in its choice of Andrew to take Leek United forward; we very much look forward to working with him, and wish him every success."