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AMI appoints new senior policy adviser

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has appointed Aileen Lees as its new senior policy adviser.

Lees joins the broker trade body from consumer website MoneySavingExpert.com, where she served as external affairs and campaigns officer for seven months between June and December 2014.

Prior to this Lees worked in the corporate pensions sector, most recently as an executive at Grant Thornton Employee Benefits Consultancy. She has also worked at Barnett Waddingham.

She will report directly to AMI chief executive Robert Sinclair.

Sinclair says: “AMI is delighted to confirm Aileen’s appointment. We are sure that she will make a huge contribution to the intermediary market and help shape a policy agenda to support the broker community.”

Lees adds: “I am looking forward to working closely with the mortgage intermediary market and understanding their issues.  The next two years will see more change in the market and I want to ensure that AMI and AFB are well placed to help consumers get the quality advice they deserve.”

Lees’ predecessor, Alex Revell, left the trade body in October last year to take up an associate role at the FCA.