The Nottingham has appointed John Eastgate in the new role of chief lending officer.
Eastgate arrives from OneSavings Bank, where he worked at sales and marketing director for almost seven years.
Previous to that he worked at Saffron Building Society in the same role, for just over four years, coming after a five year stint at Experian.
In his new role, Eastgate will be tasked with expanding Nottingham’s mortgage offering through the launching of new initiatives.
Nottingham chief executive Sue Hayes says: The introduction of the chief lending officer role reflects the strategic importance of our plans in the mortgage space as we seek to deliver the best experience to our brokers, customers and colleagues alike.
“[Eastgate] will build on the excellent work already underway by teams across The Nottingham to keep evolving our lending strategy to support our broker network and ensure we can help as many people as possible fulfil their property-buying goals.
“With his stellar experience and focus on purpose, I know he will be a fantastic addition to the team.”
Eastgate adds: “I’m proud to have joined The Nottingham at such an important point in its history and to have become part of a team that is passionate about driving the building society forward. I am hugely attracted by the opportunity to help the society grow.
“Mutuals have a clear purpose – to benefit their members and community. Delivering on this purpose is my primary responsibility and I believe we have a great opportunity to do so through the growth of our mortgage offering.
“I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build upon the strong foundations laid by those before me.”