First woman appointed as committee chair for IMLA

A new committee chair has been appointed by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) and it is the first time a female has been appointed to the role in the organisation’s history.

Louisa Sedgwick has been chosen for the role, to which she will bring years of experience within the mortgage sector from her current position as Vida Homeloans director of sales. The management committee for the IMLA is decided through elections and, as Sedgwick told Mortgage Introducer, 40 different specialist lenders, building societies and banks across the UK are involved in choosing who is appointed to it.

She went on to say that she was thrilled to be picked for the role of committee chair and that she would take the responsibilities it entails extremely seriously. Sedgwick then added that she would do everything possible to support what the members of the IMLA had to say and would link up with mortgage advisors, packagers, networks and clubs to keep up with industry developments.

Sedgwick will be combining her new role with her position at Vida Homeloans and the IMLA’s executive director, Kate Davies, stated that they were delighted to welcome her and the other six new members of the committee on board. The outgoing committee chair is Phil Rickards and he was thanked for his efforts in the job.

This news is further evidence that the mortgage sector is a modern one where people can get ahead regardless of gender as long as they have completed a CeMAP mortgage advisor course and received the necessary qualifications.



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