Infinity Mortgages has appointed Tony FitzSimons, former chief executive of Bristol & West, as a non-executive director.
Prior to joining Bristol & West, he was managing director of personal banking for Citibank and managing director of Chef and Brewer, GrandMet now Diageo, the largest licensed retailer in the country. He was also an international finance director in Rank Xerox and the brewing and retail division of GrandMet.
More recently he has concentrated advising growing companies. He is a director of several small and medium-sized companies, in sectors ranging from electronic office supplies to international project management.
FitzSimons has held a number of appointments in the public sector including chairman of a training and enterprise council, vice-chairman of Inward Investment Partnership and dean of a university business school.
He holds a degree in monetary economics from the London School of Economics and is a companion of the Institute of Management and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Matt Gilmour, chief executive of Infinity, says: “FitzSimons' advice and guidance will be an invaluable asset to Infinity as it grows the business during the coming years.”
“The collective strength of the board, coupled with the support from its minority investor, Mortgages PLC, means brokers and borrowers alike can continue to expect a great package from Infinity.”