Britannic Money has appointed Austin Jelfs as head of intermediary sales.
Jelfs joins from lender Preferred Mortgages, where he was national accounts manager. He has also held positions at Winterthur Life, where he was mortgage panel manager, and at Bank of Ireland, where he was a national accounts manager.
Tony Ward, chief executive at Britannic Money, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Austin to Britannic Money. He brings with him invaluable experience of the mortgage market. Flexible mortgages are set to account for 67% of overall mortgage business by 2005 and we are excited to have someone of Austin’s calibre on board to drive Britannic Money forward in this fast expanding market.’
Lambeth Building Society
Lambeth Building Society has appointed several head office senior personnel. Peter Freeman has been appointed customer services manager. He comes to Lambeth from the Halifax, where he held a similar position in its Croydon business centre.
Tim Davies has taken on the position of business development manager. He was previously branch manager at the Lambeth’s Brixton, south London, branch.
Rachel Brown has been appointed business development co-ordinater. She was previously assistant branch manager in Lambeth’s Streatham, south London, branch.
Finally, Richard Scholes has been appointed as IT manager, joining from City consultancy firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
Mortgage franchiser Mortgageforce has added to its management team by appointing Tricia Batchelor as development manager.
Her responsibilities will include franchise development in the Midlands and the South.
Batchelor has worked in sales and development since the 1980s and in financial services since 1994.
Previous posts include positions in sales management and business development management for the DBS Network, Newbury BS, and packager The Mortgage Operation.
Robert Clifford, Mortgageforce chief executive, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Tricia to our team, particularly as we are at an exiting point in our gestation, having been recognised as the UK’s fastest growing franchise. Tricia’s industry experience will add enormous value to our franchisees’ businesses, as well as to our central strategic strength.’
Building Societies Association
Graham Stow, group chief executive of Britannia Building Society, has been elected as chairman of the Building Societies Association (BSA) for 2002-2003, replacing Martin Richley.
Stow, 58, began his career in retail, holding senior positions with Littlewoods and Asda. He joined Britannia as retail operations director in 1996 and became chief executive in 1999. He is also a non-executive director at the Department of Work and Pensions and deputy chair of governors at Staffordshire University.
John Goodfellow, chief executive of the Skipton Building Society, has taken the position of deputy chairman of the BSA.