Hill to take the top role at Leeds

Leeds Building Society unveiled former operations director Peter Hill as its next chief executive yesterday.

Hill joined the society in 2001 as general manager, and in 2004 was appointed director of operations, overseeing mortgage and investment processing among other responsibilities. He joined the board in 2006.

He will become only the seventh chief executive in the society's 136 year history when he succeeds Ian Ward on 10 August.