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More than mortgages

Since being bought out by Towergate, John Charcol is moving beyond mortgages and aims to take advantage of all its parent has to offer to broaden its services. Managing director Walter Avrili and marketing director Drew Wotherspoon reveal their plans for the new John Charcol

Walter Avrili CV

  • Education: 1980 to 1983 BA in politics and law at Lancaster University
  • Employment history:
    1984 to 2011 John Charcol – started out parking cars for John Garfield. Then worked in various departments and roles including administration, sales and product and lender relationships, sales director, operations director and now managing director
  • Hobbies: Running and skiing
  • Favourite film: Arthur
  • Favourite BOOK: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  • Mortgage: With the Woolwich




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