Press release

BSA Members elect new Deputy Chairman

18 November 2016
Jonathan Westhoff, Chief Executive of the West Brom has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of the BSA.  He replaces Chris Pilling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Building Society, who is stepping down.

Commenting, Dick Jenkins, BSA Chairman said:
“Jonathan has already proved himself a thoughtfully outspoken member of the BSA Council and I am looking forward to working alongside him in his new role as Deputy Chairman.  I also want to thank Chris Pilling for his hard work and insightful thinking during his time on the BSA Council and as Deputy Chairman.  I look forward to welcoming Mike Regnier onto the BSA Council when he takes up his role as Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Building Society in the New Year.”

Jonathan Westhoff, Chief Executive of the West Brom, said:
“This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the BSA’s outstanding work in supporting building societies and the vital role they play by consistently providing a supply of finance for housing and looking after the interests of savers.”
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Notes to Editors:

  1. Jonathan Westhoff joined the West Brom in May 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive in May 2011. He was formerly the Society’s Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive.  After 17 years with Barclays Bank, he moved into the mutual sector in 2000, serving as Finance Director at Portman and Newcastle building societies.  Jonathan is currently Chairman of the Midlands and West Association of Building Societies, a Member of the BSA Council and a Councillor on the CBI West Midlands Council.
  2. Photographs of Jonathan Westhoff and Dick Jenkins are available from the BSA Press Office Tel: 0207 520 5926/7.
  3. Yorkshire Building Society announced the appointment of Mike Regnier on 14 October 2016.


Hilary McVitty

Head of External Affairs

Tel: 0207 520 5926

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