Guy Batchelor Lehman’s new executive director of sales

Lehman Brothers European Mortgage Capital Division has appointed Guy Batchelor to the role of executive director of sales and marketing for the UK.

Batchelor has been with Lehman Brothers since January in the role of franchise development director for Europe and has been actively involved in the strategic review since joining.

In his new role, Batchelor will cover marketing, distribution and sales strategy and operations for all Lehman Brothers Mortgage Capital businesses in the UK.

Batchelor is also chairman of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, and an executive member of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Previously, Batchelor worked for nine years at Platform, the intermediary lender of Britannia, where he was most recently sales and marketing director, with responsibility for e-commerce, sales and product development.

He has held a variety of sales and business development roles in the specialist lending market over the past 15 years.

Simon Hinshelwood, chief executive officer of the Mortgage Capital business in the UK, says: I am absolutely delighted that Guy has agreed to join our UK team and to lead the development and implementation of our marketing and distribution strategy.

Guy has already been actively involved with the UK team from a strategic perspective in his previous role as franchise development director for Europe, so I am confident that as an internal candidate he can hit the ground running and very quickly implement our UK growth plans.

Batchelor says: I am very pleased to be taking up this role in the UK team.”

I look forward to helping the continued development of each of the business existing brands and building on the business strategy going forward.

This is an exciting time in the sub-prime mortgage and the second-charge loans sectors, with both seeing rapid expansion and interesting developments.

I am delighted to be given this opportunity to be driving forward some of the most established players in the UK market.