Yorkshire Building Society has confirmed Debra Davies has joined its Board as Non-Executive Director, subject to regulatory approval.

Debra has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, with the majority of her career at American Express where she gained deep and broad experience at senior levels in customer focused roles, both consumer and business-to-business.

She also currently serves on the Board at AXA UK PLC and Intrum AB.

John Heaps, chair of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Debra has considerable experience, skill and knowledge in the financial services sector. Her focus on renumeration and risk and her great interest in social purpose and sustainability will, I’m sure, be of considerable value as we continue to grow and develop.”

In addition to the non-executive role, Debra will also chair the Society’s remuneration committee, subject to regulatory approval.

Debra said: “I’m delighted to join the Board of Yorkshire Building Society. It’s strong mutual heritage and clear customer-focused approach was particularly appealing. I’m looking forward to using my experience and expertise to ensure, among many other things, we’re attracting and rewarding the best talent to lead and deliver outcomes that are in the best interests of our membership as a whole.”