Countrywide has appointed Nigel Stockton as its new financial services development director.
Stockton, who is currently Lloyds Banking Group’s sales director of mortgages, will take up his post on October 1.
It is understood Lloyds has not yet hired a replacement.
Countrywide group chief executive Grenville Turner says: “Nigel brings a wealth of experience to this new role after nearly 20 years in the lending industry and will be using his expertise to help build on our position as the UK’s largest mortgage broker.
“I’m keen to ensure that we continue to build on the fantastic progress we’ve made in recent years to explore new ventures and opportunities, and Nigel will play an important role as part of our senior management team to drive the company’s future direction.”
Stockton says: “I’m thrilled to be joining Countrywide and seeing how I can develop new growth opportunities to make it even more successful.
“During my time in the industry I have always respected Countrywide for being dynamic, professional and forward-thinking, and I look forward to be joining the UK’s largest property services Group.”