Skipton Group has today appointed Barry Meeks as the new managing director of its subsidiary Pink Home Loans.
Meeks is an established name in the mortgage industry and has held a number of senior roles in the Skipton Group over recent years, notably as managing director of three subsidiary companies – HML, Amber Credit and most recently Mutual One.
For a brief period he was also head of Interactive Finance Online (now Trigold) and before joining the Skipton Group he was commercial director at The Mortgage Corporation.
Meeks says: I was partly instrumental in bringing Pink into the Skipton Group some years ago and for a period sat on its board as a non-executive.
“I therefore have a strong affiliation with the business and have watched with interest its strong growth in recent years.
“Our plans for Pink are ambitious and challenging and Im looking forward to playing a key part in taking the company to the next level and building on their established success as a major mortgage network.
Steve Haggerty, chairman of Pink, says: We are delighted that Barry has agreed to join Pink.
“He comes to the role as someone well known and respected in the mortgage sector and with substantial experience of working with both intermediaries and lenders.
“He shares our vision that we want to build Pink into the UKs best, biggest and foremost mortgage network and Im sure that ably assisted by the existing very strong executive team at the company he will make that happen.
David Copland, who has been acting managing director since former head Tony Jones departure, will become deputy managing director and will continue to represent Pink in its external relationships as well as supporting Meeks in the achievement of Pinks growth objectives.
Copland says: I am delighted that Barry is joining us, as he will complement the existing executive team within Pink.
“Barrys vision and his wealth of experience in dealing with both lenders and intermediaries alike, will be critical in meeting our goal of becoming the UKs largest mortgage network.