New head for Connells Mortgage Services

Ross Bowen has been appointed as group mortgage services director at Connells.

He takes up the role in addition to his current position as managing director for Connells Survey & Valuation and will be responsible for the next stage of development for Connells mortgage and insurance business.

Last week, Charles Haresnape, former group mortgage service director at Connells Group, revealed that he is joining Aldermore as managing director of residential mortgages.

Bowen says: “I am delighted to be taking back the mortgage services business at such an exciting time.

“Connells has invested heavily in this area of the business in 2010, and this is set to continue with the recruitment of 100 new mortgage service consultants in our estate agency branch network over the coming months.”

“At a time when there is uncertainty with the future structure and make up of the intermediary sector, this appointment reinforces Connells commitment to continue to play a major role in the market and maintain its unique closed-distribution business model.

“We have a fantastic management team supporting the mortgage business including John Williams, Karen Faulkner, Alison Walley and Simon Toone who will be instrumental to our planned growth in 2011.”