Accord Mortgages has announced the appointment of Charles Canning as managing director.
He joined the Yorkshire Building Society Group in 1987 as an area agency manager and was appointed head of the branch network in 2005.
Canning (pictured) originally took on the role of managing director of Accord for six years from 2007. In 2014, he was promoted to become head of distribution at the YBS Group, and he will continue this role in addition to his position at Accord.
David Robinson, national intermediary sales manager, will remain in charge of sales and distribution with responsibility for the Accord sales team and corporate lending partner relationships, and will report directly to Canning. Chris Maggs, Accord Buy to Let commercial manager, will continue to oversee all aspects of Accord’s buy-to-let business.
Canning succeeds Jill Evans. After working for the YBS Group for 28 years she has decided to leave and look for new opportunities to further develop her career. During her time at the society she led YBS Share Plans for 12 years, and became managing director of Accord in January 2014, helping this part of the Group’s mortgage business to successfully grow, resulting in Accord contributing to record gross and net lending by the Group last year.
Canning said: “I am very pleased to have been asked to be the Managing Director at Accord and this reflects the fact that we see the intermediary channel as significant part of our Group wide distribution. Jill has led the business extremely well, and under her leadership Accord has gone from strength to strength.
“I look forward to working with our key lending partners to support the development of the intermediary mortgage market.”