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Masthaven Bank strengthens its leadership team and board



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Masthaven Bank has made a series of hires and promotions across its leadership team and board to support its plans for 2021 and beyond.

Mark Record has been appointed to the newly created role of chief information officer.

In his position, he will lead the bank’s technology, change, and business information functions.

He joins Masthaven from Capita’s financial services arm, and has previously held a range of CIO roles at Barclays, the Co-op Bank, and RBS, as well as having served as an industry consultant.

Simon Glass has joined the Masthaven board as a new, independent non-executive director.

He is also non-executive director for TIP Trailer Services, where he previously worked as interim chief financial officer until May 2020.

In addition, Simon Furnell, chief operating officer at Masthaven, and David Kennedy, operations director at Masthaven, have taken on new responsibilities.

Simon will be heading up marketing, distribution, and products, as well as continuing to lead the bank’s savings function and internal operations.

David is being promoted to a newly created role of chief lending officer, where he will look after all lending activities across short-term (bridging) and long-term (mortgages).

According to the lender, the new structure is effective from 1st January 2021.

Leigh Bartlett, chief executive officer at Masthaven (pictured above), said: “All our colleagues have worked incredibly hard to make sure our customers, and the intermediaries we work with, have access to the right financial solutions and support. 

“As the economic impact of Covid-19 continues to affect the UK, the specialist financial services sector will be called upon to provide the products and credit people need in order to see them through the other side of the crisis and on the road to recovery. 

“These appointments, together with the recruitment of 36 new colleagues since the first national lockdown, positions Masthaven well to deal with any uncertainty as we prepare to move into the new year.”

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