Amber Homeloans has announced the appointment of Paul Gittins as head
of finance. In his new role, Gittins will be responsible for overseeing the production of management and statutory accounts, as well as the analysis of key management information. He will also help to develop Amber’s exit strategy, which may include securitisation in addition to the trading of assets. Gittins’ appointment follows four years in the Group finance department with Amber’s parent company, Skipton Building Society. Prior to joining the Society he spent ten years with the British Airport Authority at Heathrow, where he worked as a management accountant.
Commercial First Mortgages
Commercial First Mortgages (CFM) has announced several new appointments. Philip George, formerly the managing director of First National Bank, has been appointed managing director of CFM, while David Johnson becomes chief executive, to whom George will report. Meanwhile, Martin Finegold becomes executive director, a role that will enable him to concentrate his efforts on the company’s funding and securitisation requirements. Commenting, Philip George said: ‘My track record, together with those of the other members of the senior management team, will ensure that Commercial First continues to build on the excellent results it has achieved in its first few months of trading.’
GMAC-RFC has announced the appointment of Peter Izard as key accounts manager at its UK head office. He will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships in order to increase sales for UK residential mortgage business. Izard has previously worked as part of the HBOS group in a number of managerial sales posts, rising to the position of key accounts manager at Intelligent Finance in May 2002. Here he held responsibility for 14 major key accounts which, in 2002, took over £1.8bn in mortgage sales.
Saffron Walden Herts & Essex BS
Saffron Walden Herts & Essex Building Society has appointed John Foxall as general manager responsible for business development. Until recently Foxall was employed by a national bank as a senior executive, has stepped into the newly created post at the Society’s head office in Saffron Walden. He will oversee the Society’s 12 branches, three lending teams, the agency network and subsidiary companies.