Non-standard lender igroup, part of GE Capital, has appointed Colin Sanders as its chief executive officer. He takes over from Joseph Dlutowski, who has left the company to pursue other interests.
Sanders has been with igroup since it was founded in April 1998 and was previously its chief operations officer.
Sanders said: ‘I am delighted to be taking igroup forward at this exciting time in our history. Joining GE Capital was a significant milestone for us and has allowed us to access top quality systems and customer centricity. With the direction of GE’s values, I am confident igroup can embrace market opportunities to ensure continued and sustained growth while meeting the needs of customers.’
Mortgages plc has made two new appointments to its management team. David Shortt has joined as corporate development manager and David Eaves as the first key account manager for the north of England.
Shortt’s responsibilities will focus on developing corporate relationships with prime market lenders and developing mortgage plc’s presence in the corporate intermediary market. Eaves will manage account relationships in the north of the country from Birmingham to the Scottish border.
Chief executive of Mortgages plc, Trevor Pothecary, said: ‘There is a tremendous opportunity in the lender market, as we have demonstrated with the establishment of key relationships with a number of prime lenders.’
Virgin One has appointed Rosa NuÃ±ez-Delgado as its business partnership manager for the London area, involved in the sales support strategy for intermediaries. She joins from Citibank in Australia, where she was vice president of commercial paper origination and distribution. Previously she worked for 14 years with ANZ in sales and business development roles.
She said: ‘I am looking forward to working with a brand and a company with a great reputation. All-in-one banking is part and parcel of everyday life in Australia and I am looking forward to playing my part in expanding this concept to advisers in the UK.’
Skipton Building Society has announced changes to its senior management team.
Mark Smitheringale, currently head of corporate communications, will become head of distribution and marketing. He will be responsible for sales distribution and the intermediary mortgage sales managers team and head the marketing and e-commerce departments at head office.
Ron McCormick moves from finance director to group commercial director, responsible for six of the society’s subsidiaries. Richard Twigg moves from finance director of Connell Ltd to become finance director and member of the board.