Michelle Wade has been appointed as the Head of Operations for commercial lending at Principality Building Society’s Commercial team.

Michelle was the Head of Principality Building Society’s 71 retail and agencies across Wales and the borders for the past three years.  This followed almost two decades of experience at RBS, where she was latterly a regional director overseeing business, private and branch banking.

Peter Hughes, Managing Director of Principality’s commercial team, said:

“I am delighted to appoint Michelle to our team. Michelle’s brief will help us future proof the business by ensuring our systems and – particularly – colleagues enable us to continue providing first class service to our customers.

“Commercial banking talent has become a commodity in much shorter supply of late, but this remains an exciting career option and our aim is to provide a training and development environment which will enable our colleagues to meet the exacting standards our customers rightly deserve. She is a high-profile appointment who brings a wealth of commercial experience and knowledge which will undoubtedly strengthen our team.”

Ms Wade said:

“I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity. I am joining a team that has had great success in the past 15 years and I hope I can help the team to continue to deliver outstanding customer service. The Commercial team have a great reputation with clients across Wales and England and there are some very exciting projects we are involved in right now.”