Newcastle Building Society names Manila McLean as new CIO
Newcastle Building Society, the largest building society in the UK’s North East, has named Manila McLean as chief information officer (CIO).
McLean joined Newcastle Building Society’s technology subsidiary Newcastle Strategic Solutions in 2019 as its digital director, following 10 years as head of digital at Tesco Bank.
She has worked in Germany and throughout the UK, and also joins the building society’s executive team as its newest member.
“Our digital profile is particularly strong and through Newcastle Strategic Solutions, we’re a market leading provider of technology solutions for the financial services sector,” McLean says.
“We’re blessed with a vibrant tech scene but we need to continue to work together to harness that potential and ensure we attract and retain the top digital and tech talent.”
Newcastle Building Society has a solutions business that provides services to third parties – including banks. It provides online banking for its competitors, including West Bromwich Building Society.
“I’m delighted that Manila has accepted the new role of CIO here at the Society,” says Andrew Haigh, CEO at Newcastle Building Society.
“Manila brings a unique set of skills and experience in customer-focused digital technologies and her leadership will be increasingly relevant as we continue to develop our proposition and customer experience for both the Society and Newcastle Strategic Solutions.”