Aldermore bank has strengthened its commercial mortgages team by appointing Joanna Winterton to the role of head of commercial mortgages south and Graham Ritchie to the role of head of commercial mortgages north. The two new positions were created after the head of commercial mortgages role was split into two to reinforce regional support for origination teams serving brokers and new to bank customers across the UK.
Joanna has over 25 years of property lending experience and has been internally promoted from her role as a relationship manager within Aldermore’s commercial mortgages in-life team. Prior to joining Aldermore, Joanna spent time as a business consultant and at Barclays and Nationwide in various property lending roles including a senior relationship manager role.
Graham has over 30 years of banking experience, including almost 20 years of commercial property experience. He was also promoted internally and was previously Aldermore’s interim head of commercial mortgages, and prior to that, interim head of property development. Prior to joining Aldermore, Graham worked at Nationwide, Yorkshire Bank and Bank of Scotland, in commercial real estate, corporate and private banking roles.
John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate at Aldermore, said “It’s fantastic to have such an outstanding pool of talent in our team and I’m thrilled that we’ve promoted colleagues from within. Both Graham and Joanna have a tremendous amount of experience and will add greatly to the compelling service we continue to provide our customers.”
Joanna Winterton, head of commercial mortgages south at Aldermore, said: “Having worked with Aldermore for almost 5 years, I’m very excited to be starting my new role. I’m looking forward to developing deeper and stronger relationships with our brokers and expanding our presence and network in the south of the UK.”
Graham Ritchie, head of commercial mortgages north at Aldermore, said: “I’m delighted to be starting my new role which will work to expand on our strong network of brokers and deepen relationships within the real estate markets in the region. Our team will continue to make an impact on what’s been a changing market in the past few months, but with a wealth of experience we can continue to help guide customers and brokers through this to provide tailored funding solutions.”
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