Her hire is part of Glenhawk’s growth strategy to release new products this year following funding from J.P Morgan and Balbec Capital.
Cook worked at the Bank of Ireland for 15 years and has over 20 years’ experience in property lending.
She will report to chief executive Guy Harrington and be tasked with overseeing product launches as well as making changes to the bank’s existing range.
Cook is the latest senior appointment and follows Jamie Pritchard who was made director of sales in February. She also joins Damani Johnson who was promoted to chief operating officer and Nick Hilton who was promoted to managing director in January.
Harrington said: “Having spent the first quarter of this year refining our product proposition, we have exciting plans to expand our offering beyond the bridging space over the next 12 months.
“Christie’s success over 20 years speaks for itself, and her understanding of the real estate lending stakeholder landscape will be vital as we look to enhance our existing product offering and accelerate the roll out of new products. At the same time, her familiarity with institutional style practices will be welcome as we continue to mature as a business.”
Cook (pictured) added: “Bucking the trend, Glenhawk has continued on its upward growth trajectory despite the challenges of the last 12 months.
“With the support of two global institutions and a favorable market backdrop, I am excited by this opportunity to lead the business in providing borrowers with an increasing range of market leading products.”