New finance director at Ecology Building Society

'This is a critical role as we develop and grow our sustainable lending in response to the climate and ecological crisis'

Ecology Building Society has appointed Amanda Chambers as finance director to lead the development its finance function.

Ms Chambers has more than 20 years experience in the financial services sector, including mutuals Benenden Healthcare and One Family. She also spent time heading up financial planning and analysis at Aviva’s UK life business and Swiss Re.

The ethical lender says the new appointment will support its contiunued growt; it reported record profits in 2018 expects increased assets and mortgage lending for 2019. Ecology, which has pioneered green mortgages for nearly 40 years, says it is experiencing an uplift in demand for its sustainable lending and savings products which are helping to tackle the climate crisis. 

Ms Chambers’ appointment follows the recent announcement that Pam Waring is stepping down from her role as deputy chief executive and finance director after 34 years. HR manager Denise Davie is taking over her company secretary duties.

Paul Ellis, chief executive of Ecology, said: I would like to thank Pam Waring, who is retiring after 34 years, for her outstanding contribution to the development of the society throughout that period and, particularly, her unwavering support to me for much of that time.

“While we’ll miss Pam, I am really pleased to welcome Amanda to Ecology.  Her wide-ranging and comprehensive experience will be a major asset to the society.

“This is a critical role as we develop and grow our sustainable lending in response to the climate and ecological crisis.”

Ms Chambers said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Ecology. I am looking forward to playing a key part in the future success and development of the society and to help ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all of our members.”

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