Hodge is delighted to welcome Emma Graham as business development director, from 19th August.
Emma joins Hodge after three years as national account manager for Principality Building Society and brings with her more than two decades experience in financial services.
She’ll lead the Business Development team as it seeks to enhance its existing product range and invest in exciting new markets. While working to find out how we can make advisers’ lives easier by finding out what they need to do business efficiently.
Emma has a wealth of experience in managing and developing relationships across a range of national mortgage networks and clubs. With several years as Principality’s national account manager under her belt, she has developed contact management strategies, managed field-based sales teams and knows the mortgage market inside-out.
Speaking of the appointment, Hodge’s managing director of mortgages, Matt Burton, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Emma to the team. She brings with her such a wide range of experience – having held roles including business development manager, head of marketing and product development manager – Emma is someone that really knows how important it is to create products for customers.
“At a time when Hodge is looking to invest in new markets and improve upon the products we currently offer, Emma’s arrival is eagerly anticipated.”
Discussing her new role, Emma said: “Hodge is widely regarded as a pioneer in the later-life lending space, having launched the first equity release product in 1965 and more recently the RIO just last year.
“It’s an innovator and its recent move into the portfolio buy-to-let space really shows this is a business striving to create much needed products for quite niche, and therefore often overlooked, markets.
“I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and working with the great team at Hodge.”