Barclays appoint head of mortgages

Mark Parsons has joined Barclays as managing director of home finance.

Parsons has 20 years experience in personal financial services.He joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he has been building the retail banking performance improvement consulting practice. Previously he has worked for Abbey in the key positions of branch distribution director, retail finance director and personnel director.

Home finance is responsible for all aspects of Barclays mortgage business, with mortgages marketed under the Woolwich brand through both Barclays and Woolwich channels.

Parsons says: “Barclays is a forward-looking organisation which has a clearly stated objective to grow its mortgage business. I am delighted to have joined the team and will focus on building the business through innovation and service.”

He will report to Mike Rogers, managing director of UK retail banking at barclays. Rogers says: “I am delighted to welcome Mark. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will further strengthen the leadership of the Barclays home finance team.”

Parsons is married with three children and is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant.