Furness Building Society has announced the appointment of Chris Harrison as its new permanent Chief Europe and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LSG Lifestyle Services Group which was sold to Assurant. During his career he has held senior leadership and board roles with Chubb insurance (previously ACE Combined Insurance), Simplyhealth and GE Financial Insurance. He has a strong track record delivering growth, operational change & efficiency to the mutual benefit of customers and all stakeholders.

Harrison succeeded Mike Kirsch, who completed his term as interim Chief Executive.

The Society’s Chairman, Colin Millar commented “The Board is thrilled to have appointed Chris as Chief Executive. He brings a wealth of experience to the role which will help us to take the Society forward in a rapidly changing market. I should also like to thank Mike Kirsch who has done an outstanding job as Interim Chief Executive, leaving the Society in good shape for Chris to take over the reins.