Katie Tucker to leave mortgage industry

Katie Tucker, chief operating officer at Private Finance, is to leave the mortgage industry to become a teacher.

Tucker joined Private Finance in March, having worked as head of communications at Mortgageforce since September 2008.

Prior to this Tucker worked as a technical manager at John Charcol from 2002 to 2008.

Tucker has just finished a City & Guilds course in art and design, which she says made her want to pursue a more artistic career.

She says it will be a relief to leave the mortgage industry and be able to observe the market as a consumer and not a commentator.

Simon Checkley, managing director of Private Finance, says he will be sad to see Tucker go.

But he says: “I’m happy that Katie is leaving to do something she feels so passionately about.”

Tucker will leave Private Finance at the end of the month.