Board of Directors

Steve Smith – Chairman

Steve founded the retail chain “Poundland” and grew it into a household name. Steve sold Poundland in 2002 with in excess of 80 stores, turning over £186m pa. Steve has since successfully focused on property transactions and entrepreneurial opportunities. Steve is a founding member of Greenfield Mortgages.

John Yates – Managing Director

John has 20 years commercial and residential property funding experience. John was responsible for managing the secured lending department of a high street bank and brings a wealth of experience in property underwriting. John is a founding member of Greenfield Mortgages.

David Grant – Operations Director

David held many senior management positions including Head of Operations in his 40 years in banking and finance. David has considerable property funding experience in structuring propositions, underwriting and business governance. David is a founding member of Greenfield Mortgages.

Mark Smith – Non Executive Director

Mark was European CEO for “Claires Stores” from 1996 to 2002 and grew the European business to 650 stores with profits of over £20m pa. He was also part of the team that took the business private in a £3.3 billion deal in 2007. Since then Mark has focused on property investment. Mark is a founding member of Greenfield Mortgages.

Operations Team

Richard Keen – National Account Manager

Richard has worked in banking and property lending for over 25 years. Richard is recognised for his quality service generating significant repeat business and referrals.

Andrew Franklin – Relationship Manager

Andrew has worked in banking and property lending for 18 years. As a former underwriter, Andrew is able to assess the best structure for each case which means that he is able to offer excellent service in every proposition.

Latifur Rahman CeMAP – Relationship Manager
Latifur has over 22 years experience in the lending industry dealing with both regulated and unregulated finance. Latifur puts customer service first whilst bringing a wealth of knowledge and positive attitude to Greenfield Mortgages.

Shardel Harris – Business Development Executive
Shardel has over 5 years working within the mortgage industry and is well versed in handling intermediary requirements and delivering a superior level of customer service.

Paul Nicholls – Client Account Manager
Paul has worked in the banking / financial sector for over 23 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. His ‘can do’ attitude and keen eye for detail enables Paul to deliver a high level of service to all his clients in a timely manner.

Nivine El-Jamal – Financial Controller
Nivine has over 7 years experience in the accountancy field working with a multitude of businesses. Equipped with a forward-thinking mindset and a knack for growth, Nivine manages all the groups financials.