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IMLA appoints Batchelor as chairman

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has appointed Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director of Platform, as its next chairman.

From January 1 2006, Batchelor will take over the position from IMLA’s current chairman Tim Dawson, managing director of Mortgage Express.

John Heron, managing director of Paragon Mortgages, has been appointed deputy chairman, and Dawson and John Maltby have both been appointed directors.

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