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Meeks becomes MD at Pink

Barry Meeks was last week named as the new managing director of Pink Home Loans, taking over from Tony Jones.

Meeks has held a number of prominent positions at Pink’s parent Skipton Group, notably as managing director of Homeloan Management, Amber Credit and most recently Mutual One.

He was also managing director of Interactive Finance Online, now trading as Trigold, and commercial director at The Mortgage Corporation.

Following Meek’s appointment, David Copland, who has been Pink’s acting managing director since Jones’ departure, will become deputy managing director.

Meeks says: “I was involved in bringing Pink into the Skipton Group some years ago and for a time was on its board as a non-executive, so I have a strong affiliation with the business.

“Our plans for Pink are ambitious and I am looking forward to playing a key role in moving the business up to the next level.”

Steve Haggerty, chairman of Pink, says: “We are de-lighted that Meeks has agreed to join Pink. He is well known and respected in the mortgage sector and shares our vision of building this company into the country’s best and biggest mortgage network.”

Following his departure from Pink, Jones revealed last week that he will soon have to relinquish his position on the board of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries. He has been a member of the AMI board since June 2006, representing small networks.

But following his decision to quit Pink due to ill health, he is planning to give up his involvement with AMI and hand the reins over to another network representative.

Jones says: “I am carrying on my involvement with AMI and its board but will have to relinquish it in time.”

He adds that it is up to AMI director-general Chris Cummings to decide when he should renounce his board position and the extent of his involvement with AMI in future.

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