Beeston, previously business development director at Millfield, takes the role that Carby vacated when he quit following a boardroom row last week.
Carby was chairman and chief executive of Inter-Alliance before it merged with Millfield in October. Board member Michael Burne also quit at the same time. Burne said he was leaving to pursue “fresh opportunities”.
Millfield has unveiled a new board consisting of two executive and four non-executive directors. Paul Tebbutt stays as chief executive and Harry Roome as finance director. Richard Mansell-Jones is non-executive chairman while David Stockdale, Tom Morton and Mike Walmsley are all non-executive directors.
The firm is undergoing a programme of cost savings that should amount to around 5m and is repaying loans of £15m from product providers for the merger with Inter-Alliance.
Mortgage Intelligence managing director Sally Laker trained as a ballet teacher but instead she leapt into the maelstrom of the mortgage business.