Wilkinson was promoted after three years as the mutual’s business development manager for the North East and Scotland.
Over his 15-year career in financial services, Wilkinson has worked in branch as well as in the intermediary and specialist lending markets for Newcastle Building Society, Pepper Money and Virgin Money.
In his new role, Wilkinson’s focus will be to manage a growing Newcastle Intermediaries’ business development team and enhance its broker proposition throughout the UK.
Wilkinson (pictured), who lives in Newcastle, said he is excited at the opportunity to lead his team to drive the mutual’s growth in the market.
He added: “Our business development managers have decades of experience and knowledge of the intermediary lending market. We pride ourselves on our service to brokers and their clients.”
Franco Di Pietro, head of intermediary mortgages at Newcastle Building Society, said: “We are thrilled to witness Mark progress within our intermediary arm. Having built long-term relationships with brokers and their clients, Mark has already proved himself a valuable asset as we look to strengthen our commitment to our intermediary partners.”