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The information on this site is designed to provide journalists and commentators with the latest news from Coventry Building Society. If you're not a journalist please return to our home page.

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Latest press releases

Please note, news releases are for the use of journalists only.

24 April 2018
Coventry Building Society Holbrooks branch employees raise more than £5,000 for Guide Dogs - read more

20 April 2018
Coventry Building Society confirms appointment of Gary Hoffman as Chair - read more

13 April 2018
Coventry Building Society is enhancing some of its most popular savings accounts - read more

12 April 2018
Sheffield branch manager to run London Marathon in aid of RBL - read more

11 April 2018
Coventry Building Society staff take on the Wolf Run to raise £2,000 - read more

10 April 2018
Coventry Building Society area manager from Gloucester to run marathon for RBL - read more

3 April 2018
Good Samaritans from Coventry Building Society’s Shirley & Sheldon branches secure SoLO grant worth almost £1,000 - read more

29 March 2018
Coventry Building Society launches competitive Fixed Rate ISA - read more

Meet the team


Senior Media Relations Officer - 
Richard Robinson
07483 143773 -


Media Relations Officer -
Rachael Wheatley
07484 541133 - 

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Our spokespeople

Mark Parsons

Chief Executive Officer

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Mark joined Coventry Building Society as Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. His retail financial services career spans over 30 years and includes senior leadership roles in major plc organisations.

Rachel Haworth

Customer Experience Director

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Rachel Haworth has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, latterly in executive marketing and customer experience roles. Rachel set up Coventry’s Customer Experience team, who are responsible for researching and improving our members’ experience with the Society, and also oversees the Society’s Conduct Risk function.

Rachel’s previous financial services experience includes leading First Direct’s brand and innovation initiatives and she regularly presents on Coventry’s Customer Experience strategy, sharing the benefits of our ‘members first’ approach.


Darin Landon

Distribution Director

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Darin's leadership responsibilities incorporate the branch network, the Society’s intermediary and direct mortgage businesses, and corporate communications, including media relations and public affairs, internal communications, member engagement and community relations.

He has over 30 years' experience with Coventry Building Society and has been a member of the Executive Team for eight years. During his career he has held senior roles in customer service, sales and marketing, communications and operational management.


Kevin Purvey

Director of Intermediaries

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Kevin leads a team of over 70 people, field and telephone based. He is responsible for the intermediary distribution strategy and all key partner relationships.

With over 30 years' intermediary experience, Kevin has worked in life assurance and broking and more latterly has held senior sales roles with major financial organisations. Kevin is Chairman of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) and a member of the UK Finance buy to let panel.


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