Newcastle BS has hired David Samper as chief financial officer, with immediate effect.
He has held senior roles across a number of multinational organisations in the UK and abroad, including RBS, Ulster Bank, and most recently at Sainsbury’s Bank as interim chief financial officer.
Samper (pictured) said that he is passionate about placing customers at the heart of all decisions.
He added: “Where better to continue this than at the North East’s biggest building society which is committed to its communities, its branch network and to continuing its digital evolution.”
Andrew Haigh, chief executive of Newcastle BS, said that he is delighted to welcome Samper to the senior executive team.
He added: “He brings first class strategic financial management expertise and will make a significant contribution to helping our society continue to grow and thrive against a backdrop of intense competition and economic uncertainty.
“David will play a key role in helping to deliver our ambitious plans for the future and our ongoing investment in our region.”
Together boosts London presence
Together has appointed Sundeep Patel as head of London intermediaries, joining from Precise Mortgages where he worked as national sales manager for nearly four years.
This appointment is aimed at boosting the specialist lender’s presence in central London.
Patel initially trained as a financial adviser at insurance firm Zurich before taking up the role of mortgage operations manager for CMG Advice. He also worked as a business development manager in the intermediary market for RBS, covering London and the South East.
Patel said that he is excited to be part of the continued transformation that Together is going through in terms of growing its brand and lending proposition.
Richard Tugwell, group intermediary relationship manager at Together, said: “It’s great to welcome Sundeep to our team. He’s a well-known talent in the mortgage industry and his background, knowledge and experience speaks for itself.
“We’re already enjoying working alongside him as we extend the distribution of our specialist products across mainland UK.”
Shawbrook promotes Norkett to head of products and markets
Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages has promoted Daryl Norkett to head of products and markets.
Norkett joined Shawbrook back in 2015 from Barclays and has successfully built a large panel of active broker partners in his role as senior development manager.
In his new role, he will be building a small team to work alongside him as he continues to gather feedback from the market through the bank’s broker partner panel.
Emma Cox, sales director for Shawbrook, said that his hard work, dedication and market expertise makes him the ideal person for this new role within the commercial mortgages division.
LV= appoints Bolton as managing director
Financial services mutual LV= has appointed Clive Bolton as managing director, life and pensions with immediate effect, subject to regulatory approval.
Bolton spent 11 years at Aviva Life UK, five of which were as managing director of retirement solutions.
He is currently a consultant with the International longevity centre and a non-executive member of the Civil Service Pension scheme advisory board.
Bolton will replace John Perks who is leaving to join the Police Mutual Group as chief executive in April.
Richard Rowney, LV= chief executive, said that Bolton has played a key part in taking the life business from sales of £500m a year to over £2bn.
He added: “Clive Bolton is a hugely impressive business leader with a proven track record of growing and developing life businesses based around the needs of customers and advisers.
“He brings an extensive understanding of the life and pensions market and I’m confident that he’ll contribute significantly to LV=’s future success.”