Lees says his connections will be looked after by Moray Hulme, deputy head of sales, following his departure.
He says: “I would like to thank my intermediary contacts for their support over the years, and wish my colleagues at Paragon well for the future.”
John Heron, managing director at Paragon, says: “Andrew has spent most of his career at Paragon and throughout this time has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the mortgage business.
“He is well known throughout the industry and much respected for his vast experience and expertise as well as his quiet unassuming delivery. I know all of his friends at Paragon and around the mortgage market will wish him the very best in his retirement.”