UK Finance has announced the appointment of Charles Roe as its new director of mortgages.
He who will join the organisation in August.
Roe (pictured) was previously chief risk officer for the Nottingham Building Society, joining in April 2018.
Before that, Roe was a director for Grant Thornton UK LLP’s financial services regulatory practice where he advised on the strategic and day to day challenges arising from the regulators’ focus on governance, control, organisational culture, compliance and the management of risk.
Between April 2005 to July 2015, he worked at the Financial Conduct Authority (formerly the FSA) where he held senior posts including head of department – mortgages & mutuals, developing and implementing the conduct supervision strategy for the UK mortgage market; including building societies, mortgage intermediaries and credit unions.
In his new role at the trade body he will be responsible for leading its mortgage policy development, reporting to Eric Leenders, managing director, personal finance at UK Finance and the chair of the Mortgage Product and Services Board.
Roe will also work closely with Jackie Bennett, formerly director of mortgages, who will remain with UK Finance as a senior adviser.
Leenders said: “The industry has introduced a number of measures to support customers through the coronavirus crisis and as we emerge from lockdown, continued support for those who need it will be vital. Charles’ significant experience of risk, compliance and regulation combined with commercial and consulting background will no doubt prove invaluable to all our members across the mortgage industry.
“He is the ideal candidate to take over as director of mortgages during these unprecedented times. We are very much looking forward to him joining us in this key role.”
Roe added: “I’m very much looking forward to joining the UK Finance mortgages team. Housing is always a priority and never more so than over the last few months.
“Ensuring customers continue to get the support they need, both now and in the future, will be top of members’ agendas, and as part of the team, we will be working closely with them to achieve this.”