Leeds & Holbeck Building Society is appointing Ian Garrett as head of commercial lending.
Garrett will lead the development of the society's lending on commercial property and social housing through housing associations
Garrett joins Leeds & Holbeck after 11 years in a similar role at Northern Rock. He began his career in financial services in 1984 as a management trainee with National Westminster Bank. He played football for England Schoolboys before joining Sheffield Wednesday where he played in the reserves.
Garrett says: “I believe there is great potential for the Society to build on its existing business and develop a successful commercial lending portfolio.”