Dawn Gunter has joined Newport-based Monmouthshire Building Society as chief operating officer.

With the society undergoing a re-branding process, Dawn is keen to ensure the brand shines a positive light onto it.

She is excited to return to South Wales and oversee the growth of the society, working with colleague’s who share a genuine passion to see MBS succeed for a further 148 years. Dawn’s primary function is to secure growth through the society’s products and services for both existing and new members.

Dawn said: “It’s a fantastic time for me to be joining the society. We have a clear plan to invest in our business and deliver considerable growth over the coming years.

“We recently entered into a three-year sponsorship deal with the Dragons, providing an early view of our new modern and dynamic brand that’s clearly set out our intent within the market. The society has an ambitious transformation programme ahead that will strengthen member engagement, expand distribution and create an exciting future for colleagues and customers. This really is a great opportunity for me to be part of the society’s journey.”

Dawn has spent the past three years with Sainsbury’s Bank in Edinburgh, Scotland, initially leading the operational design of their mortgage business which launched earlier this year and then most recently to lead the design and delivery of the personal loan and credit card operation.

She has experience working with the Welsh Government, Legal & General and the Bank of Scotland, and also spent 11 years with Principality Building Society, covering a number of operational leadership and distribution roles, most notably to head up the Direct Channel for the society.