Newbury Building Society has appointed Darren Garner (pictured) as finance director.

Garner has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, with a speciality in building societies.

As part of his new role, Garner will be in charge of the society’s finance and treasury activities, this will entail ensuring the integrity of financial and regulatory reporting, and managing liquidity, funding and capital positions.

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In addition, Garner is also a director of the society.

Roland Gardner, chief executive of Newbury Building Society, said: “I am delighted to welcome Garner to the Society.

“His knowledge and expertise in the building society sector are widely recognised and I am very confident that the society’s members will be well served by having Garner in charge of the society’s Finance function.”

Garner, added: “I look forward to contributing to the success and growth of the society whilst learning what it really means to be a Newbury member.”