Platform director of sales and proposition Lee Gladwell is to leave the lender following a recent restructure of parent company Co-operative Bank’s mortgage business.
Gladwell has been at Platform, the intermediary lender of the Co-operative Group, since July 2008. Co-op refused to disclose whether Gladwell had been asked to leave or whether it was his own decision. Gladwell’s last day at the lender was Friday although it is not yet known if he has another role lined up elsewhere.
A spokeswoman says: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Lee for his work at Platform where he has played an integral role in making the business the success it is today and wish him well for the future.”
In June, Co-operative Bank head of mortgages James Hilton assumed responsibility for Platform while Co-op head of partnerships Colin Welby was given the responsibility of Platform’s sales and distribution team as part of a restructure of its mortgage business, which resulted in the decision to move all of its mortgage operations staff into one team.
Gladwell had been running Platform on an interim basis following the departure of Platform director David Tweedy in June after 13 years at the lender.
In February, the bank placed 80 staff in consultation at Platform and closed its office in Canary Wharf.