He joins HLP from Primis Mortgage Network where for the past five years he was on the main group board as finance director, reporting to the group CEO.
Christopher Tanner, chief executive of HLP, said: “We are delighted to have secured a finance director of Peter’s calibre. His experience in financial services distribution will be a valuable asset to the HLP board as we continue to grow.
“His knowledge and understanding of the need for networks to invest in technology, and to deliver good customer outcomes will be invaluable as HLP look to build on platform of safe and sustainable growth.”
Cobley (pictured) added: “Technology is rightly at the heart of this network and I look forward to joining an HLP board focussed on delivering their strategic goals in terms of service, support and evolution.”
Set for growth
HLP claimed it was on target to distribute over £6bn in mortgage lending for 2019.
Tanner added that the network had seen “consistent year-on-year improvement” in its firm and adviser numbers, and said it had “heavily” invested in its technology solution. This had come alongside developing a later life lending proposition and improving its compliance infrastructure.