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Bath Building Society appoints Chief Finance Officer

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Ash Kassam as the Society’s permanent Chief Finance Officer.

Ash, who joined the Society as interim Chief Finance Officer earlier this year, has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and joins Bath from Harpenden Building Society where he was Finance Director.

Chief Executive Richard Ingle said: “We are delighted that Ash has agreed to join us on a permanent basis. His values and vision are very much aligned with the Society’s ambition to deliver a highly sustainable Society that supports members financial resilience. Ash’s experience and values will strengthen the Executive team. 

Ash started his career as an accountant and has worked for Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, RBS & Credit Suisse. He then moved into Retail Banking with Lloyds Bank where he was Finance Director for Treasury. He moved to Harpenden Building Society in 2021 after having spent most of his career in the City.

Talking about his appointment, Ash said: “I’m looking forward to playing my part in supporting the Society to deliver the next period of strategic growth. The purpose-led, innovative and forward-thinking strategy is ambitious and challenging, and builds on the Society’s 120 years of personal service delivery. This next phase of development will ensure the Society remains relevant for its members, colleagues and communities into the future.

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