HL Partnership and Mortgage Support Network have appointed Mark Graves as chief operating officer.
Graves recently left Sesame Bankhall Group, where he was Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club managing director.
In his new role Graves will report to chief executive Chris Tanner and be responsible for developing potential new business opportunities and providing strategic support to the management team.
Graves (pictured) says: “The opportunity to join a business with a clear and unambiguous goal of becoming the best home for mortgage and protection advisers was too good to miss. HLP and MSN benefit from being one of the few network groups in settled private ownership, which allows us to concentrate on building upon the existing strong foundations to deliver a world class proposition that benefits our members and every product and service partner equally.
“My focus will be on looking at other potential opportunities for the group as well as supporting the work of the management team that Chris Tanner is building. With Shaun Almond becoming managing director across both networks, together with an outstanding existing team, this is an exciting time to be joining the HLP and MSN family.”
HLP and MSN chief executive Chris Tanner says: “We are delighted to have Mark on board. His experience of the network sector allied to the connections he has throughout the mortgage market are going to be key components in our drive to establish the group’s proposition as the most attractive in the market. We are putting together a team which will be able to support our growth plans and Mark Graves will play a major role in helping us achieve those goals.”