Last week, I was invited to a gathering of senior mortgage figures to pay tribute to Colin Shave on his retirement as chief executive officer from GE Money Home Lending.
Colin is a successful GE ’lifer’, with a career spanning Europe, Africa and America.
I met Colin through his work on the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association and then the Council of Mortgage Lenders. His understanding of the complexity and scale of the issues we faced showed a shrewd intellect that was able to identify problems and to work with those around him to get a good result.
On a personal note, his charm and wit has won him many friends in the UK, although he may prefer to be remembered for the work he did on ’Homes for Humanity’, when he led teams to Africa to build much-needed homes.
GEMHL is now in the capable hands of new chief executive Duncan Berry but, on behalf of the industry, I’d like to wish Colin well in his retirement.
Managing Director, CHL Mortgages