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John Charcol appoints Mark Fleet as chief executive


John Charcol has appointed Mark Fleet as its new chief executive.

Fleet was formerly James Hay Partnership chief commercial officer.

He has also worked at Skipton Building Society in roles including distribution director.

Fleet says: “We have a strong entrepreneurial team, highly respected brand, supportive backers and a significant pipeline of opportunities which means we are well positioned to fulfill our ambitious growth plans.”
John Charcol executive chairman Ian Darby says: “Mark brings a wealth of experience and a strong understanding of the mortgage market and opportunities for growth.”

John Charcol had been on the hunt for a leader since former chief executive Simon Knight stepped down in June.

The firm’s executive chairman, Ian Darby, headed up the brokerage in Knight’s absence.


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