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Joe Garner Biography

Joe Garner - Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Building Society


Joe became Nationwide Building Society’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2016, inspired by the Society’s principle of mutuality.

As a building society, Nationwide was founded for a social purpose; to help members buy their own homes and improve people’s lives. Nationwide is one of the UK's largest mutual organisations and the world’s largest building society, with 16 million members and 18 thousand employees. Joe is passionate about Nationwide’s core purpose of ‘building society, nationwide’ and even throughout this pandemic, continues to be guided by the Society’s values and mutual difference.

Joe’s career started with Procter & Gamble and Dixons Carphone. Joe joined HSBC in 2004, latterly appointed as Head of HSBC’s, Retail and Commercial Bank, UK. In 2014 he became Chief Executive Officer of Openreach.

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