Leeds BS promotes valued employee to newly created role

James O’Reilly has been promoted to a new role as the intermediary partnerships head at Leeds Building Society, it has been announced. He will start in this position immediately.

His new job with the mortgage lender will see him managing its business development in the field, as well as taking charge of the corporate accounts department. He will have the responsibility of making sure that the Leeds BS business plan for intermediaries is implemented effectively. This will ensure mortgage advisors who work for brokers that are partnered with the lender are able to find the most suitable loans for clients.

He has been an employee of the company since 2015, having been hired as one of its corporate account managers and then being promoted to running that department five years ago. His extensive experience within the sector also includes spells at HBOS, Birmingham Midshires, Lloyds Banking Group and Legal and General.

Speaking to Financial Reporter, Martese Carton from Leeds BS stated that the company was delighted to be able to appoint him to this role, before adding:

“During his time at the society, James’ drive and enthusiasm has been infectious amongst the team, and he has delivered brilliant results for the business, our intermediary partners, and for the customer.”

Carton concluded by saying that it was a step up that had been thoroughly earned.

Mortgage advisors with CeMAP training often require this sort of top class support from within the ranks of mortgage lenders to be able to meet the needs of their clients.


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