Alliance & Leicester is shaking up its boardroom line-up.
The move sees the return to the board of former Proctor & Gamble executive Michael Allen following his departure18 months ago.
A&L treasurer David Bennett also joins the board following promotion to main board level.
The promotion follows what the bank said was a recognition of the treasury operation's importance having brought in nearly a quarter of A&L's profits in the first half of this year.
A&L acting chief executive John Windeler described Allen's marketing skills as “invaluable” but did not say why Allen had left and returned.