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Derbyshire BS

Geoff Windebank has been named as finance director at Derbyshire Building Society. He takes over from John Beswarick, who retired in March.

Windebank arrives at Derbyshire BS from Lloyds TSB, where he was finance director of its wealth management division.

His past career includes 18 years at Lloyds TSB, where he was a director in both its private banking and IFA divisions, and a general manager of TSB Stockbrokers. He has also worked as a chartered accountant and as an auditor for Shell UK.

Irish Permanent

Irish Permanent has taken on Catherine Whittaker as a business development executive at its Hammersmith, London office. Her responsibility will be for clients across the South of England and to act as an additional member of the sales team.

She comes to the position from Irish Permanent’s customer care and marketing team where she has worked for the past year. Prior to this she was an underwriter at Halifax for 18 months.

Whittaker said: ‘My first major task will be to get out and see brokers to discuss our products and services with them face-to-face.’

National Guarantee

National Guarantee has unveiled a new senior management team. Gordon Docherty has been appointed head of direct sales, and will be responsible for co-ordinating the business development teams at National Guarantee.

He was previously mortgage manager for Royal London Insurance Group. Prior to this he worked for two years with the mortgage regulator, the MCCB.

Peter Shaw is the new marketing manager, responsible for developing the marketing strategy and promotional activity at the firm. Having worked in several marketing roles at Lloyds TSB, he joins from software company, Eiger Systems, where he was responsible for marketing.

In addition, Inderjit Mund has been appointed as Guarantee’s new IT director. Formerly a manager at IT specialist, London Bridge, he will be responsible for the firm’s management, processing and underwriting system.


Residential 1

Newly-formed packager, Residential 1, has appointed Andy Williams as its new business and compliance manager. He arrives at the company from Standard Life Bank, where he was an account manager, and was named account manager of the year for 2002.

Previously, he has worked at First Active, now Britannic Money, and Stroud & Swindon. Williams is well-known at Residential 1 as he worked with the firm’s three directors, Danny Churchill, Martin Gilsenan and Craig Scott, 13 years ago when all four were at Mortgage Trust.


Mortgage 2000

Sourcing system developer, Mortgage 2000, has appointed Steve Butler as national sales manager with specific responsibilities for the launch of the Mortgage Trading Exchange on Mortgage 2000.

Butler originally joined Mortgage 2000 as a key account manager in 1999 and has been responsible for sales and marketing of the Mortgage 2000 sourcing system and running training seminars for intermediaries.

He joined the firm from BM Solutions where he was a business development manager for four years. Prior to this, he worked at both Western Trust as a branch and sales manager and at Co-operative Bank.

Sean Hornsby, sales and marketing director at Mortgage 2000, said: ‘When Steve joined he brought some excellent experience and contacts with him. We have every confidence he will ensure the smooth transition in terms of marketing, technology and training for the integration of the Mortgage Trading Exchange into Mortgage 2000.’


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