Ian Baker appointed as sales director of MAB and Countrywide brokerage

Ian Baker has been appointed sales director of Capital Private Finance, the new joint venture between Countrywide and Mortgage Advice Bureau.

Baker joins from his most recent role as sales manager at John Charcol and has held previous area sales manager roles at Andrews Estate Agents and Spicerhaart.

Baker will report directly to the joint venture board, and will be tasked to build the new team of advisors to provide specialist financial advice for high net worth clients.

Announced last week, Capital Private Finance is due to launch in August and will cater for the clients of Countrywide’s premium estate agency brands such as Hamptons International, John D Wood & Co., Faron Sutaria and UK Sotheby’s International Realty.

Peter Brodnicki, Chief Executive, Mortgage Advice Bureau, says: “We are delighted that Ian Baker will be joining Capital Private Finance. Ian brings with him a wealth of experience in the southern residential property sector and his expertise, paired with his management style, passion and enthusiasm for the role makes him an excellent fit for the business.”

Nigel Stockton, financial services director at Countrywide, says: “We said that we would be looking to attract the best private finance consultants in the industry to be a part of this exciting venture and we’re really pleased to have Ian onboard. It’s great to see how much talent there is in the market at the moment and with his experience and positive attitude, I’m sure Ian is going to do really well in this role.”