Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has welcomed Geneane Bellas a non-executive director and Rebecca Hinge as its new financial risk manager.
Geneane, who has lived near Rugby since 2001, was previously at Lloyds Banking Group where her last role was Head of Compliance and Conduct Risk for the Lloyds retail bank.
Her career at Lloyds spanned 38 years, the last 15 of which specialised in risk management and compliance with regulation. Geneane has extensive experience of working with the UK’s financial services regulators, including the FCA (previously FSA) and FOS.
Geneane, who replaces the now retired John Day as a non-executive director, said: “I am looking forward to bringing my experience from the UK’s largest banking group to Hinckley & Rugby, which is so rooted and involved in its local community.
“Its values are very human and there is a tremendous focus on doing the right thing by its customers. I love the values of the organisation already, which are alive in the head office and every branch I have visited so far and every customer I have talked to.”
Rebecca Hinge joins Hinckley & Rugby from NFU Mutual where she led the risk team. The law and politics graduate trained at the accountants KPMG and worked at Grant Thornton in Birmingham before moving to NFU Mutual in Stratford upon Avon.
Rebecca, who lives in Hinckley, said she was delighted to be at Hinckley & Rugby: “This is a great job. NFU Mutual is a very large organisation but here I’m getting involved in all areas of the Society.”
Rebecca, who enjoys running in her spare time, added: “This is a great time to be joining Hinckley & Rugby. Risk touches a lot of activities for an ambitious, growing building society and I look forward to contributing to that expansion.”
Hinckley & Rugby chief executive Chris Whitesaid: “Geneane and Rebecca are appointments of the highest calibre and strengthen our skills and expertise in the boardroom and in the Society’s senior management. We welcome them both.”
* John Day’s role as senior independent director on Hinckley & Rugby’s board has been taken up by Paul Parmenter, who joined in 2008.