City mortgage brokerage Capital Fortune has appoin-ted former Pink Home Loans chief executive Barry Meeks as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Meeks has more than 30 years’ experience managing lenders, brokers and support services firms and is being hired to drive growth at the firm.
For the past four years he has worked as chief operating officer at Home & Savings Bank, where he has been involved in raising private equity for the firm’s launch.
Home & Savings Bank first applied for FSA approval in 2009 and is aiming to launch later this year.
Meeks also serves as a non-executive director with Vertex Mortgage Services and The Tenet Group.
Capital Fortune managing director Rob Killeen says: “Barry is a valuable addition to the team during our period of rapid growth.
“He has a proven track record in financial services and is commercially respected in the industry.
“Barry brings his strong focus on corporate governance and astute business acumen.
“He will provide the necessary structure to balance our further growth with enhanced quality and our first class customer service.”
LSL Property Services director of mortgage services David Copland, himself also a former chief executive at Pink, says: “Barry brings gravitas to the business as someone who has worked to high levels in the corporate world. This appointment is both good for Barry and Capital Fortune.”