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IMLA appoints CML chief in director role

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association has appointed CML deputy director general Peter Williams as its first-ever executive director.

He will take up his duties on October 1, 2006, after leaving the CML at the end of this month to work as a consultant. He will work for IMLA on a part-time basis.

IMLA chairman Guy Batchelor says: “We’re absolutely delighted that Peter has agreed to join IMLA. His outstanding pedigree at the CML where he has worked for almost 10 years and his wide-ranging knowledge of the housing and mortgage industries make him an excellent choice for us.

“He will be well placed to help coordinate our activities, maintain and enhance our contacts with regulators, government and other trade associations, and raise the profile and influence of IMLA.”

Williams comments: “At a time of considerable change and expansion in the size and importance of the intermediary lending sector, I am certain that there is excellent potential to increase IMLA’s role in representing the views of its members to all parties, including government, regulators, other trade organisations, intermediaries and the media.”

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