Capita appoints Ward as non-executive chairman

Capita Mortgage Services has appointed Home Funding chief executive Tony Ward to the role of non-executive chairman.

Ward joined the board of Capita Mortgage Services, formerly known as Crown Mortgage Management, on 11 September.

He previously served as chief executive at both Britannic Money and Mortgage Trust between 1990 and 2003, while prior to that Ward was group treasurer at Mortgage Funding Corporation from 1986 to 1990, during which time he also served in the same role at Kleinwort Benson.

The appointment increases the number of Capita Mortgage Services board members to five.

Capita Mortgage Services managing director Andrew Doyle says: “We are delighted to have someone of Tony’s caliber and experience on the board. With more than 35 years’ experience in the mortgage and banking industry Tony will add great value to the company by sharing his extensive knowledge and experience in the sector.

“He will add great value to our business as we continue to grow Capita Mortgage Services in the years ahead.”

Ward says: “The mortgage market is going through a renaissance right now and the industry needs good servicing companies providing a well controlled solution. I’m looking forward to working with the management team in growing the business in a market I know very well.”