Orbit has appointed Jonathan Wallbank as group finance director, a role he has held in an acting capacity at the circa 44,800-home landlord since December 2019.
Mr Wallbank, a chartered certified accountant, joined Orbit in 2015 as treasury funding manager. In 2016 he became director of corporate finance and treasury at the provider, which operates across South East England, the East of England and the Midlands.
Prior to joining the association, he held financial positions at US retailer GAP and within the financial services sector.
Mark Hoyland, chief executive of Orbit, said: “I’m delighted that Jonathan will be joining the executive team permanently. He will be a great addition to the senior team. His experience will be invaluable as we embark on our new exciting five-year corporate strategy.”
Jonathan added: “Since the beginning of the year I have enjoyed taking on this position and I am delighted to be appointed. I am looking forward to working with the executive team, board and the wider Orbit team at a time when the support we provide to our customers, and the way we manage our business, is more important than ever.”