Stevens (pictured) has been working with the mutual sector for ten years and joins from Cambridge Building Society where she was business development manager for mortgages. Prior to that she was company director of Stevens Financial Services from 2003-2011.
Stevens will be tasked with product development, Ipswich’s mortgage offering in intermediary and direct markets, relationship management with key intermediaries and training for the mortgage sales team.
She said: “I will seek to ensure that Ipswich continues to differentiate its service from other lenders by recognising what brokers’ value – an agile, considered and individual approach to underwriting. A key focus initially will be developing Ipswich’s broker proposition even further by growing relationships and building new ones.”
Paul Winter, chief executive of Ipswich Building Society, said: “We’re pleased to have Michelle on board at this key period of developing our channels and strengthening our relationship management approach with intermediaries.”