Smith was formerly a business banker with Royal Bank of Scotland and an independent financial adviser. More recently, he began specialising in business development.
At Shawbrook, his role is to build and enhance relationships with brokers in Scotland.
Smith said: “I am looking forward to putting my own stamp on this region and spearheading Shawbrook’s growth in Scotland.”
Gavin Seaholme (pictured), head of sales at Shawbrook, added: “We are very happy to have Simon on board during an exciting time for Shawbrook. His experience in the financial sector cannot be understated.
“This appointment has highlighted our growing support for broker partners in the North and we look forward to seeing how Simon can increase our footprint in Scotland.”