Leeds Building Society has appointed a new head of learning and development to support colleague growth.

Kate Fisher takes up the position after more than 20 years’ experience in human resources, talent and training operations roles. Kate most recently held the role of senior director of talent and capability at Asda, having previously worked at WM Morrisons, Aviva, Goldman Sachs International and KPMG.

Drawing on extensive experience in leadership development, talent and performance management, diversity, wellbeing and cultural transformation, Kate will be responsible for enabling learning and growth opportunities across the Society.

Kate’s appointment reflects Leeds Building Society’s commitment to colleague development and ongoing career progression.

Commenting on her appointment, Kate said: “I’m really excited to be joining the team at Leeds Building Society. The business has shown strong growth in recent years and has a consistent track record of investment in people, which is a critical component for building the Society’s future business capability.

“There is a really diverse array of professional skills within the Society and I look forward to engaging with colleagues across the business and maximising opportunities for our workforce to fulfill their potential.”

Becky Hewitt, director of people at Leeds Building Society said: “Investing in colleagues is fundamental to our business operations, whether it be supporting new starters, or providing existing colleagues with opportunities to explore additional career goals and develop new skills.

“We’re really excited Kate has joined us. She has an impressive track record across the financial and commercial sectors, and will bring some invaluable insights on how we can really get the best out of our talent pool. We wish her a very warm welcome to Leeds Building Society.”