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Move speculation over Will

Former Accord managing director Linda Will is being tipped for a top job with Cheltenham & Gloucester.

C&G has yet to announce a permanent replacement for intermediary sales director John Champion who announced in September that he was leaving after 20 years’ service with the company.

Another job available at C&G is the position of corporate and specialist intermediary sales head after Mark Blackwell revealed he would be joining Alliance & Leicester in January as its new director of intermediary sales.

John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger says that it would be logical to assume that Will would be moving to a bigger company.

Alexander Hall chief operating officer Andy Pratt says: “Linda’s a fantastic lady. It is always a challenge to build a small lender from scratch and to do innovative things but she has done it really well and is respected by the industry.”

A C&G spokeswoman says the firm is still going through the recruitment process to fill the vacancies.


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