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CML deputy director general leaves to go solo

Council of Mortgage Lenders deputy director general Peter Williams has decided to leave the organisation to become a self-employed consultant.

He will leave on September 30 following 12 years of service at the CML but he will continue to work with the Council in his new capacity.

During his time at the CML, Williams also held posts as a board member at the Housing Corporation and as a member of numerous inquiries and reviews including the Home Ownership Task Force and the Review of Housing and Regeneration.

Williams says: ” I have hugely enjoyed my time at both the BSA and the CML. It has been a demanding position but one which has brought me into close contact with both the industry and the government. I hope as my legacy I have helped to strengthen the CML’s and the industry’s position in the housing and mortgage markets across the UK, and to improve both its analytical base for policy and commercial decisions and its relationship with government.

CML director general Michael Coogan says: “Peter has been an invaluable asset to integral part of the success of the CML, at a time when the mortgage market has gone from strength to strength. He has had a major influence on UK housing policy over many years. and he will be greatly missed. We are lucky that we will continue to get the benefit of his services on a consultancy basis, and we wish him all the very best as he branches out into a wider portfolio of new ventures, and are pleased he will continue to help us on a number of ongoing issues.”

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