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Aldermore appoints Roger Evans as head of intermediary distribution


Aldermore has appointed Roger Evans as head of intermediary distribution.

Evans will be responsible for relationships with all residential intermediaries and will represent Aldermore across the wider lending market. He will also be responsible for developing and leading both the field and telephone intermediary sales forces.

He joins Aldermore following a 30 year career with the RBS Group and is best known for having played a pivotal role in the initial expansion of the NatWest Intermediary Mortgage business culminating in him becoming the Head of Intermediary Mortgages.

His most recent role has been in a senior leadership position as the National Sales Director for one of the Group’s subsidiary companies. 

Aldermore’s group managing director for mortgages, Charles Haresnape, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Roger to Aldermore. He has a huge amount of invaluable experience that will complement the work that we as a specialist lender continue to do.”

Evans says: “It’s a great time and opportunity to be joining Aldermore. Over the past seven years, they’ve developed an excellent reputation across the industry and wider broker market. I’m looking forward to this role and the challenges over the coming years.”



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