Tucker says: “I’ve had an amazing 18 months as technical manager at Mortgageforce and we have achieved huge amounts in that time.
“My decision to move has been incredibly hard but factors such as the six hour round trip to the office and the desire to diversify beyond PR and marketing played a role, so this new challenge has come at the right time for me personally.
“Of course I’ll be staying in touch with Kevin and all the team at Mortgageforce and I’m sure they will go from strength to strength.”
Kevin Duffy, managing director of Mortgageforce, says the departure of Tucker will be a real loss for the business because her creativity and energy have added so much.
But he says her new role is quite simply a “can’t miss” career opportunity and his sure she won’t miss the commute to Derby.
Tucker joined Mortgageforce in September 2008 having previously worked as technical manager at John Charcol for six years.
Prior to this she held positions at Savills Private Finance and Halifax.
She will join Private Finance with effect from March 1.
Private Finance is also in the process of recruiting high performing consultants to support the development of its recent agency agreement with property consultants Strutt & Parker, and the growth in its existing relationship with national estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff.
These exclusive arrangements mean that Private Finance receives high net worth mortgage leads from over 80 estate agency branches.
Katie Tucker adds: “I’m extremely pleased to have the chance to play such a significant role in the expansion of Private Finance, and I’m especially looking forward to working with Simon and his team to grow the business in a controlled and professional manner.”
Simon Checkley, managing director of Private Finance, says:“Katie’s background at Mortgageforce and John Charcol makes her a perfect fit; she will tailor our introducer experience, deal with recruitment, training and induction, manage marketing campaigns and also liaise with lenders.
“As we increase our consultant team we will be improving the product offering and looking for lender relationships best suited to the high net worth borrowers we advise.
“I am thrilled and delighted to secure the services of such a well-respected industry figure as Katie Tucker and can’t wait for her to get started.”