I work across the two areas of Products and Marketing. To read their stories and understand a little more about the work they do click below:
Chris joined the executive team in 2022 as Products and Marketing Director, having excelled as Head of Products and Propositions.
In his previous role with the Society, Chris was responsible for our suite of mortgage and savings products, and he has now added overall responsibility for marketing, which has always been a passion.
Chris was born and raised in Sunderland and studied economics and accounting at Newcastle University. He cut his teeth on the Northern Rock graduate scheme before working for UK Asset Resolution Ltd., and later Virgin Money.
When an opportunity arose at Darlington Building Society in 2019, Chris’s experience and personal philosophy made him an excellent match.
As Head of Products and Propositions, he and his team were responsible for monitoring the mortgage and savings landscape to ensure that Darlington Building Society stayed on the cutting-edge of any financial service trends and evolving consumer needs.
His success was duly rewarded with promotion to the executive team, and he is relishing the opportunity to go on making a difference at the Society.
He said: “I’ve learned a lot in the three years I’ve been with Darlington Building Society, and I’m delighted to have been given the chance to shine during what has been a challenging period for everyone due to the pandemic.
“I’m ecstatic to now be joining the executive team in a fantastic organisation that fundamentally believes in growing its own talent.
“My passion is in making sure our products are as visible as possible, listening to our members’ needs, and getting our brand out into the communities we serve. The business is in extremely good shape, with members being well looked after, so there is an exciting future ahead.”