Most recently Coupe had been deputy managing director of SI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Skipton Building Society that was created in 2009 following the merger that year of the Skipton and Scarborough building societies. Prior to that, he was the bank’s commercial director. Before coming to Skipton 18 months ago, Coupe had been brokings operations director at Central Trust plc.
Bougourd left Skipton International in February to become registrar of companies at the Guernsey Registry.
Skipton International, which has offices in St Peter’s Port, was Guernsey’s No. 1 mortgage lender last year. The parent company is based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, and following a merger last year with the Chesham Building Society, is now Britain’s fourth largest building society, with almost £14bn in assets.
As reported by International Adviser in 2009, Skipton International seeks to cater for both the local Guernsey and Jersey markets as well as Britain’s expatriate population in the Channel Islands and beyond.