Heritage Building Society Establishes Chief Operating Officer Role
Heritage Building Society has made a significant addition to its senior management structure by establishing the new position of Chief Operating Officer.
The role will be filled by Mr John Williams, a member of Heritage’s existing senior management team.
Mr Williams will move from his current position of General Manager Technology and Payment Systems to become the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Heritage CEO Mr John Minz said the appointment had been accompanied by a slight restructure of reporting lines and responsibilities at the senior management level.
“Establishing the COO position will enable us to create a better management focus on many of the day-to-day operational elements of the business,” Mr Minz said.
“Establishing this new position has also required us to shift responsibilities for some activities to achieve better alignment with the demands we face in our current operating environment.
“John Williams has been with Heritage for more than 20 years and has been highly successful in leading significant change and innovation in our IT operations.
“As a long-standing member of our senior management team, he will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity to the COO role.”
Mr Minz said establishing the new position role was also designed to free up his capacity as CEO to focus on higher-level strategic issues.
“The complexities and challenges Heritage faces in the future are only going to increase. Our new structure will help free up my ability to devote more time and energy to the crucial big-picture issues that Heritage must tackle to reman strong and successful,” he said.