Buckinghamshire Building Society has announced that subject to regulatory approval, Gerard O’Keeffe will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

O’Keeffe will begin the role on 19th November.

Current Chief Executive Andrew Craddock will leave to join Darlington Building Society.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Building Society said “We are delighted to have Gerard O’Keeffe joining us. He has over 30 years experience in financial services including 16 years at AIB in the UK in various positions, latterly as Head of Allied Irish Banks (GB), which included the retail, commercial and corporate banks. Gerard is joining us at an exciting time for the Society. We believe he will bring a new perspective to our business, and with his wealth of experience he and the team will take the Society to the next phase of its growth.”