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People on the move: Mortgages 19/02/2009

Nationwide group distribution director Matthew Wyles has been appointed chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders for 2009. HSBC head of mortgages Martin van der Heijden and Paragon Mortgages managing director John Heron have been appointed as deputy chairmen.

The RBS board has been broken up and replaced. Sir Fred Goodwin has stepped down as chief executive, replaced by Stephen Hester. Chairman Sir Tom McKillop has also stepped down, choosing to take retirement early. Seven non-executive directors have retired from the board – Bob Scott, Jim Currie, Bill Friedrich, Bud Koch, Janis Kong, Steve Robson and Peter Sutherland have all left, paving way for a new, streamlined board.

The Charlbury Group has appointed David Ford to the position of director, with specific responsibility for developing its national network of field agents.

Ford has held a range of senior roles in sales and marketing functions with Bank of Ireland and Bristol & West. He is also to take responsibility for the management of national accounts.

Intelligent Finance former director of sales Cammy Amaira and former head of sales at The Exchange Insurance Company Richard Beardshaw have taken up positions at Countrywide. Both join the corporate business team, headed by corporate business director and a former senior vice-president at Lehman Brothers Guy Batchelor.

Conti Financial Services sales and marketing director Simon Conn has left the overseas mortgage company after 15 years with the firm. He will stay on as a consultant.

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