Ian Wilson new Halifax head of sales

Ian Wilson has been appointed head of sales at Halifax Intermediaries.

Wilson will report to Jack Saxton, managing director of Halifax Intermediaries and will be responsible for the 50 member sales team.

His core objective will be to increase sales, maintain service levels and build on existing relationships with key regional accounts.

Wilson has been with HBOS for 25 years and brings a wealth of experience in the intermediary market.

Previous roles include retail branch management and regional manager of Halifax Intermediaries in Scotland & Northern Ireland.

Wilson will work alongside the existing national account intermediary account managers – Paul Silcock, Jonathan Buckle and Karen Bowman, and national new build manager Andrew Bowes, further ensuring brokers receive a dedicated service during 2008.

Wilson’s first task will be to grow the team of existing regional development managers from three to five. This reflects the lender’s strategy to focus on a portfolio of products rather than simply mortgages alone.

Ian Wilson, Head of Sales, Halifax Intermediaries, says: “I am really excited about heading up the Halifax Intermediaries sales team. We have big plans for increasing ancillary product opportunities for our broker partners during 2008 and expanding the team to take these to market will be my initial focus.”

Jack Saxton, managing director, Halifax Intermediaries, adds: “It is a pleasure to welcome Wilson back to the team. We have a first class sales force in place and with Ian’s direction and leadership we can’t go wrong.”