The Northview Group, whose brands include the Kensington, New Street, and Acenden, has appointed Mark Arnold to the role of the group’s chief executive officer.
Arnold will take on the role on 10 April 2018, and will replace Amany Attia, who announced her retirement in June 2017.
Previously, Arnold was executive in residence at private equity firm Centerbridge Partners, and had spent 18 years with GE Capital in a variety of senior management level roles.
Tim Breedon, executive chairman at the Northview Group, commented: “Mark’s broad experience will be key to supporting our strategy of continued mortgage lending growth, which through brands like Kensington Mortgages has been supporting underserved customers for over 23 years.
“We look forward to welcoming Mark on board in April.”
Arnold added: “Northview Group brands have built a great reputation in the specialist lending market over many years. The group has had a fantastic year and I am confident that my experience from around the globe will further support the ambitious growth plans that we have.”
Makayla Everitt (pictured) has been promoted to a newly created position of head of mortgages at Simplybiz.
Everitt joined Simplybiz in May 2012 as head of business development after a previous role at Natwest.
She is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the business and will continue to report to the Martin Reynolds, chief executive officer of Simplybiz Mortgages.
Reynolds commented: “Makayala has been with the business for nearly six years and during this time she has been instrumental in the growth of its proposition.
“Her focus on enhancing our members’ business opportunities whilst keeping them and their clients protected with our compliance proposition has been well received.”
Aldermore has appointed Sue Hayes to the newly created position of group managing director, retail finance.
Hayes joined in June, and will now be responsible to managing the bank’s existing mortgages and savings businesses, as well as looking for expansion into new areas.
She was previously managing director of premier and community segments and savings products at Barclays. Prior to the Barclays role, Hayes worked at Santander, RBS, and Halifax Bank of Scotland, where she held various senior roles across retail and commercial banking.
Phillip Monks, chief executive officer of Aldermore, said: “Aldermore has established itself as a key supporter of professional landlords and homeowners that do not fit the cookie cutter approach of many providers, with our award-winning savings proposition offering competitive rates over the long term.
“Going forward, we aim to broaden our offering, further helping individuals to achieve their goals, and Sue’s experience and knowledge will play a key role in our future development.
“The business is well positioned in providing mortgages to customers who are overlooked by mainstream lenders, such as the self-employed, contractors or independent workers, who are an increasing part of the UK working population.”