Not-for-profit specialist the Unity Trust Bank has appointed Heather Brown as its director of banking operations.
Brown joins from HFC Bank and will oversee the strategic and operational management of the customer services and banking departments.
She said: "Unity has such a very different approach to its customers, and this is what attracted me to the position.
"It's a socially responsible bank, with most of its customers part of the charity and not-for-profit sectors."
Kevin Turmore, managing director at the Unity Trust Bank, said: "I'm delighted that Heather has agreed to work with us. She has been at the forefront of new challenges in the financial services sector."