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.

Roy Bernard - Non Executive Director

Roy is an entrepreneur with business interests which include Select Healthcare Ltd a large healthcare group, hotels and property investments. Roy is a founding member of Greenfield Mortgages.

Operations Team

Alex Doveston - Relationship Manager

Alex has worked in banking and property lending for over 12 years. Alex 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.

Dee Daroch - Case Manager

Dee has over 12 years experience in banking and client relations and so is able to quickly establish client needs and deliver exceptional service on a consistent basis.

Gemma Parkes - Account Manager

Gemma has over 12 years experience in client account management and mortgage lending and so is able to deliver exceptional service through her experience and sector knowledge.

Steph Havinga - Management Accountant

Steph is ACCA qualified, with 8 years accountancy experience. Steph has an eye for detail, manages group financials and supports with group annual audits.

Averil Wagoner - Relationship Manager

Averil's role focuses on managing the relationships with our AR Networks, DA Clubs and Packagers. She is also responsible for our wider marketing and events and is our contact for PR enquiries.

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