MHBS appoints new CEO

Press release: August 2022

Market Harborough Building Society (MHBS) announced today that its new CEO will be Iain Kirkpatrick who is currently Chief Customer Officer at Nottingham Building Society. Iain has a distinguished career in financial services and previously held the role of Retail Managing Director at Metro Bank and Director of Private Banking at Lloyds Private Bank. He will start his role in September, ahead of the retirement of long standing CEO Mark Robinson in October.

MHBS has assets of over £540m and serves customers across the country with an online service and branches in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. In recent years it has been the second most profitable building society in the UK.

Michael Thomas, Chair, said “I’m very pleased to welcome Iain and wish him all the best as CEO. MHBS has an excellent record under Mark Robinson’s leadership which presents a great basis for the future of our 152 year story. I hope Mark enjoys the next stage in his career and thank him for the outstanding contribution he has made over the last fifteen years.”

Iain Kirkpatrick said “I am delighted to join Market Harborough as a building society with a clear focus on its members and the community. I believe that mutuality has never been more important than it is now and I look forward to working with the team to build on the strengths of the last 152 years.”

Mark Robinson said “I will look back on my time at MHBS with great affection – we have achieved a huge amount and assembled an outstanding team. I wish Iain every success.”

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