New head for Connells Mortgage Services

Effective as of 1 January 2011, this appointment will see Ross’ return to leading the Group’s mortgage business. “I am delighted to be taking back the Mortgage Services business at such an exciting time,” says Ross. “Connells has invested heavily in this area of the business in 2010, and this is set to continue with the recruitment of 100 new mortgage service consultants in our estate agency branch network over the coming months.”
 
At a time when there is uncertainty with the future structure and make up of the intermediary sector, this appointment reinforces Connells commitment to continue to play a major role in the market and maintain its unique closed-distribution business model. Ross added: “We have a fantastic management team supporting the mortgage business including John Williams, Karen Faulkner, Alison Walley and Simon Toone who will be instrumental to our planned growth in 2011.”
 
Group Chief Executive David Livesey commented on the appointment: “Ross has a great deal of experience and will be responsible for implementing a new stage of growth in Connells Mortgage Services”  David added, “Our business is in great shape for the year ahead, not least due to a talented and lender-centric management team. I have every confidence that under Ross’ control we will see ongoing growth and greater productivity levels in our Mortgage Services business.”

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