Spokespeople

Having our say on the latest hot topics.

Yorkshire Building Society can provide expert commentary and opinion on a wide range of personal finance, economic and building society sector topics. All the below spokespeople can be contacted via the Media Relations team on 0345 1200 890*.

Introducing our spokespeople

Nitesh Patel

Strategic Economist


An economist for almost 30 years, Nitesh has experience across the financial services, utilities, chemical and academic sectors.

He has previously worked for Lloyds Banking Group, where he specialised in the housing sector, including the production of the Halifax House Price Index, as well as market outlooks and confidence trackers. He has also worked for BAK Oxford Economics in Basel, Switzerland, forecasting financial services industry profitability of G7 countries.

An expert in mortgage, savings and housing market data evaluation and trends, Nitesh provides Yorkshire Building Society Group with economic opinion and analysis of the key activities affecting the market and its customers.

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Mike Regnier

Chief Executive


  • Joined the Board in 2014
  • Appointed Chief Executive on 1 January 2017

Mike joined the Society in 2014 as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director and became Chief Customer Officer in December 2015, responsible for the Group’s Branch Network, Product Development, Marketing, Customer Experience and Customer Relations functions.

He is also a director of Accord Mortgages Ltd, the Society’s intermediary lending subsidiary. Prior to joining the Society, Mike was with Lloyds Banking Group where he held a number of senior positions, including Personal Current Accounts and Credit Cards Director.

Most recently, he was the Products and Marketing Director for TSB where he was responsible for the re-launch of the TSB brand on the UK high street in 2013. He has also held management positions at ASDA and the Boston Consulting Group.

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For all media enquiries please contact the Media Relations team at pressoffice@ybs.co.uk