Just Mortgages continues its expansion and diversity drive by appointing its first financial services director, Kerry-Ann Davies.
Davies brings 16 years of financial services expertise, having spent 13 years at NatWest where she managed a team of mortgage advisers and helped them to exceed compliance and productivity performance across key performance indicators.
More recently, she worked as divisional sales director for Butters John Bee (BJB), an estate agency chain acquired two years ago by Just Mortgages’ parent group, Spicerhaart.
Before her promotion to financial services director, Davies was already managing the largest team of mortgage advisers within Just Mortgages. Her role will now cover Just Mortgages’ financial services operation across the whole of the west of the country, from Carlisle down to Cornwall.
Her objectives will be to grow her division, to continue the recruitment of mortgage advisers that Just Mortgages has experienced in the past four years and to make the most of opportunities for expansion.
While responsible for all the financial services in operations in her region, Davies will now work closely with Spicerhaart’s estate agency, lettings and new homes operations due to a recent restructure. The objective of this is to embed a ‘one team’ ethos across the country.
“This is a fantastic opportunity,” says Davies. “In the past four years Just Mortgages has grown from 115 advisers to 430 now, but there is still so much opportunity and I relish the opportunity to play an integral part in this next stage of growth.”
“There are so many opportunities both for the company as a whole and for individual advisers to grow their careers and I am looking forward to helping them to achieve that.”
John Phillips, national sales director for Just Mortgages and Spicerhaart, adds: “Kerry-Ann was the clear choice to be appointed to this role; her experience is beyond question and her accomplishments in helping to develop mortgage advisers to grow their careers have been remarkable.”
“What is just as important however was her boundless energy and enthusiasm. The appointment of a financial services director is a really key role in our business and I know Kerry-Ann will make a great success of it.”