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New chief execs for Lambeth and Dunfermline

Dunfermline and Lambeth Building Societies have both announced the appointment of new chief executives.

Dunfermline’s David Smith will retire in March next year, he has been director and chief executive of the society since 1987 and chairman of the building societies association since last year.

Smith will be replaced as chief executive by Graeme Dalziel who steps up from his current role as finance director, a position he has held since 1998.

Smith’s number two, David Chalmers will remain as deputy chief executive responsible for leading the society&#39s social housing business and overall lending policy.

Dunfermline chairman John Herd says: “David Smith will leave with our thanks and gratitude for what the society has achieved under his leadership. However, I am very pleased to announce his successor Graeme Dalziel who has made a very considerable impression in a short period of time.”

Lambeth’s new chief executive is Chris Radford, who moves up from operations director. He replaces David Hayward who left in July.

Lambeth chairman Michael Haines says: “Chris Radford exactly fits the profile of the man we need to take the society forward and we are all excited by the appointment.”

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