Dudley Building Society appoints Simon Dodd as Head of Retail


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Dudley Building Society has announced the appointment of Simon Dodd as its new Head of Retail.

Simon joined in April from Coventry Building Society, where he held the position of Head of B2B Marketing.

During his eight years at the mutual, he oversaw significant growth and was awarded the Financial Reporter Mortgage Industry Marketer of the Year in 2023.

Simon’s career in financial services spans 12 years, with experience in pensions, employee benefits, and business finance organisations.

Simon’s appointment marks the latest in a series of new appointments the society has made since the start of the year.

Simon Dodd, Head of Retail at Dudley Building Society, commented:

“I’m really pleased to be joining Dudley Building Society at an exciting time in the Society’s history.

With an ambitious plan for growth over the next five years, it is refreshing to see an organisation putting their branch network at the heart of this.

As Head of Retail, my team and I will be responsible for shaping that future, ensuring we continue to deliver the excellent service our members have come to expect from us while also developing our proposition to meet their needs now and in the future.

Having lived in the area for 20 years, it’s also very rewarding to be at an organisation that places the success of the local community at its heart.”

James Paterson, Chief Executive at Dudley Building Society, commented: 

“We are thrilled to welcome Simon as our new Head of Retail.

Simon’s extensive expertise and proven leadership will be instrumental in upholding our high service standards and strengthening the positive impact we have on the communities and customers we serve.

Simon joins at a pivotal time of growth for the society, and the entire team and I look forward to working with Simon to drive the society forward.”