Debbie Enever to join the Building Societies Association as Head of External Affairs

Debbie will join the organisation on 1 September 2023. 

Debbie EneverThe Building Societies Association is pleased to announce that Debbie Enever has been appointed Head of External Affairs, and will join the organisation on 1 September 2023. Debbie succeeds Hilary McVitty, who held the role for 12 years until her recent retirement.

Debbie has over twenty years of experience in policy, stakeholder engagement and communications roles, most recently as Head of External Relations for the Financial Ombudsman Service, spending the last nine months on secondment to the Financial Conduct Authority. Previously Debbie worked in Westminster for the Liberal Democrat Party.

The Head of External Affairs role will see Debbie champion the BSA’s members and wider financial mutuals as a key part of the UK’s current and future financial services sector.

Commenting Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the BSA said:

“We are delighted to welcome Debbie to the Building Societies Association and our senior leadership team. Her skills and expertise will be of great value in leading our external relations strategy, and I’m very much looking forward to working with her.”

Debbie Enever said:

“I’m really excited to be joining the Building Societies Association. I’ve always been a supporter and advocate of the mutual model and am particularly looking forward to enthusiastically promoting it through the media, to political audiences and with other key opinion formers.”




Katie Wise, katie.wise@bsa.org.uk Tel: 020 7520 5904

Kate Creagh. Kate.creagh@bsa.org.uk Tel: 020 7520 5905

A photo of Debbie is available on request, please contact Katie Wise

About the BSA

The Building Societies Association (BSA) represents all 42 UK building societies, as well as 7 credit unions. Building societies have total assets of over £500 billion and, together with their subsidiaries, hold residential mortgages of over £370 billion, 23% of the total outstanding in the UK. They hold over £362 billion of retail deposits, accounting for 19% of all such deposits in the UK. Building societies account for 41% of all cash ISA balances. They employ approximately 51,500 full and part-time staff and operate through approximately 1,300 branches.