Skipton Building Society has promoted solicitor Sara Mounsey to become the new head of legal of its homes and money divisions.

Sarah Mounsey

Sarah Mounsey

Mounsey has been a member of the Skipton legal team for almost 10 years. As head of legal, she will oversee the provision of strategic legal advice to Skipton’s homes and money functions. She will lead a team of financial services lawyers to improve operational efficiencies through technology and work with leaders across the business to develop innovative solutions that benefit the Society’s members.

Mounsey commented: 'It’s an exciting time here at Skipton as we work across the business and the entire Skipton Group to find new ways to help our members into homes and make money work as hard as it possibly can.

'With the cost-of-living crisis, our members are facing a challenging environment. As I take on this new role, with an incredibly talented team behind me, I hope to ensure I do my part to make a real difference and deliver on our promise to help more of our members to achieve their financial aspirations.'

David Travis, Skipton’s group secretary and general counsel, added: 'Sara takes on this new role with a wealth of experience and I know that she will be a strong and effective partner to the business. She will make a huge difference as we support our members on their journey to homeownership and financial security.

'Sara has been a valued member of the team since joining the Society and I congratulate her as she steps up to take the team to new heights.'