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Anderson quits Yorkshire to join Jobcentre Plus

Yorkshire Building Society chief executive David Anderson is leaving to become chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Anderson joined the society in 1987 as marketing director from PA Management Consultants, where he specialised in financial services. He became Yorkshire chief executive in 1996, overseeing double-digit growth for most of his tenure.In 2000, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford for services to the building society movement.

His replacement is Iain Cornish, who has been marketing general manager since January 2002. He joined the society, which is the country&#39s third biggest, in 1992 after spells with Bradford & Bingley and KPMG. He will take up the role in July.

Chairman Christopher Sheridan says: “Iain has played a prominent role in the development of the society&#39s strategy. We wish David every success in his new role and are grateful for his contribution.”

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