Outgoing Pink Home Loans managing director Tony Jones has been credited with helping transform service and grow the network and club in his four-year spell in charge.
Jones plans to work closer to his home in Gloucestershire but his resignation has been brought forward by a recurring bout of illness. He has been off sick since November and is expected to pursue a consultancy role when he returns to work.
Skipton-owned Pink is searching for a new MD but no decisions have been made.
Personal Touch Financial Services mortgage distribution director Dev Malle, who worked with Jones for almost eight years at Pink and previously at Nationwide, says: “What struck me was his passion and drive towards service. If he does not come back into financial services he will be missed.”
Pink acting MD David Copland says: “I wish Tony all the best and a speedy recovery. He had a good four years here and built a solid platform.”
Asked if he will apply for the role, Copland adds: “I will discuss my future with Skipton over the next couple of weeks.”
Jones says: “I have enjoyed working at Pink and am proud of what we have achieved over the last few years. I am now looking forward to taking a short time out before pursuing new opportunities.”