Management reshuffle at Mortgage Talk

Mortgage Talk has announced a restructure of its management team, with managing director Andrew Frankish becoming commercial director.

John Hassall, chief executive officer at Mortgage Talk, will become group CEO of Talk Group, the parent company for Mortgage Talk, Robert Sterling Financial Services and Mortgage Bureau.

In addition, John Gillies, operations director at Mortgage Talk, will be group operations director at Talk Group.

Hassall says the changes have been made in order to support further growth at the firm.

He says: “The restructure is part of our two key strategic objectives for the year, which are to increase the number of advisors by 50% by the end of 2010 and to achieve our profit target on turnover.

“Not only will the restructure allow us to adopt tailored approaches to the different elements of our distribution, but it will also allow us to increase the clarity of individual accountability at board level for growth and profit.”

Peter Birch, chairman of Mortgage Talk, adds: “Under the new structure Frankish will be directly responsibility for the company’s growth and acquisition strategy fully supported by myself.

“Hassall will oversee the group’s performance in line with our operating plan. By clearly defining these responsibilities I believe we are playing to our strengths and remain very positive about the rest of this year and into 2012.”

As part of the reshuffle, the firm has also made a number of internal appointments.

Adam Naylor has been made head of Talk Network, Dale Knight has been made head of partnership, and Lisa Burns-Kent is now head of new homes.