Collyer (pictured) was previously risk director at Virgin Money for five and a half years and starts in the role next month.
Matthew Wyles, chief executive officer said: “Paul Collyer has an impressive track record with a broad palette of experience across the whole waterfront of risk disciplines.
“Having spent the last twenty years working with global banks, challenger banks and leading non-bank financial institutions, he has deep knowledge of HTB’s key lending classes and is a perfect fit for us. I’m really looking forward to working with him”.
Collyer also had several roles at GE Capital before Virgin Money.
Collyer said: “The specialist lending sector is the most dynamic segment of the UK banking market and HTB is an outstanding player in that market.
“I am really looking forward to joining the strong team in place and contributing to the achievement of HTB’s exciting growth plans.”
HTB’s current chief risk officer Clive Gavin will retire in December.