Richard Mayland, a former partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, has joined the board of Newcastle Building Society as a non-executive director.
Maylad became a partner with PWC in Newcastle in 1976 managing the audit practice in 1999. He has also led a financial services unit for PWC specialising in retail banking and insurance.
Since last year he has worked with North Tyneside Primary Care Trust as deputy chief executive and director of finance.
He says: The financial services market is as competitive as ever but for innovative and forward-thinking organisations such as Newcastle Building Society, the prospects for continued growth are considerable. I trust my knowledge of regulations and technical accountancy skills will contribute to the Societys success.