Paragon Bank has appointed Peter Hill (pictured), former chief executive of Leeds Building Society, as non-execuitve director.

Hill held the top role at Leeds Building Society from 2011 until his retirement in 2019.

He is also currently a non-executive director and chairman of the Risk Committee for Pure Retirement Limited and is also the chairman of Mortgage Brain.

Yorkshire adds non-executive director

Hill will also become a member of Paragon Banking Group’s Risk and Compliance Committee (RCC) and will take over the chair of the RCC on 31 December 2020, when current incumbent Finlay Williamson steps down.

Fiona Clutterbuck, group chairman of Paragon Bank, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hill to the board. His retail banking experience as a chief execuitve of a large building society, together with his knowledge of the financial services sector more generally will be invaluable in his role, in due course, as chairman of Paragon’s Risk Committee.”

Hill added: “I am delighted to be joining the board and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to support Paragon’s strategy of continuing its development as a leading specialist bank.”