In addition to the challenge of taking on more responsibility, Mitch Hargreaves was attracted to Darlington Building Society because of its enthusiasm and aspiration.
“Whenever I spoke to anyone about Darlington Building Society, it was consistently described as an organisation that was always looking for ways to progress, and that really appealed to me,” he says.

Mitch grew up in Lancashire, and went to school in Skipton, before studying economics at the University of Edinburgh, including a year spent in Munich, before graduating in 2014.

He started his career in the financial sector with Skipton Building Society, working for five years as a Treasury Dealer, managing interest rate risk and the liquid asset portfolio.
From Skipton Building Society, he moved to London in 2019 to join Aldermore Bank, helping to monitor risk adjusted profitability as a Funds Transfer Pricing Analyst.
After 18 months, he was offered the opportunity to be interviewed for a role leading the Treasury team at Darlington Building Society.

“My responsibilities include ensuring the Society always has sufficient liquidity to fulfil its obligations, managing risks in the balance sheet, and supporting retail strategy,” he explains.

“It’s all about making sure the Society is on a sure footing, and is resilient to any shocks or stresses that may occur.”

Mitch joined the Society in April 2021 and enjoys the responsibility and freedom he has been given to develop his part of the business.

“I’m able to drive some of the progress the Society wants to make, and to help Treasury to expand its scope and sophistication to better support the business and its ability to provide for members.

“I’ve been given so much support by my own team and the executives to make things happen, and that’s been really exciting.”