Nationwide has announced that Debbie Crosbie will be its new chief executive officer.
Crosbie is currently boss at Spain’s Sabadell’s TSB unit but will be joining Nationwide next year, as the group’s first female chief executive.
Kevin Parry, Nationwide’s chair-elect, commented: “The Board is delighted that Debbie has agreed to join Nationwide as Chief Executive. Following a thorough and rigorous selection process, she emerged as the outstanding candidate to lead Nationwide.”
“She brings significant banking experience combined with deep operational and technological knowledge – core skills that are needed to run a modern building society. She is a strong advocate of mutuality and supports Nationwide’s core purpose and the societal role it plays.”
Crosbie said: “Nationwide’s mutual status, combined with its trusted brand and market-leading customer service, make it a purposeful and unique force for good.”