The Week: People news - Sutherland stands down

John Sutherland, the Nationwide sales and marketing director, is to step down after the building society's decision to bring in a board-level marketing specialist.

It is not known whether Sutherland, who was promoted to his role last year, will leave the company or move to another position within the business. Nationwide recently acquired the Derbyshire and Cheshire building societies and opted to keep them as standalone brands.