The Northview Group, which includes the Kensington, New Street and Acenden brands, has announced the appointment of Mark Arnold to the role of Chief Executive for the Group. Mark’s appointment follows a strong year of growth for Northview and reflects its ambitions to continue to grow mortgage lending in the specialist lending market over the next three years. Mark will join the Group on 10th April 2018.
Prior to taking up the position at Northview, Mark was Executive in Residence at Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm, with a particular focus on investments in the Financial Services Sector. He previously spent 18 years with GE Capital in a variety of senior management level roles, including Six Sigma Director for GE Consumer Finance UK, CEO positions at GE Money (Portugal and Romania), Budapest Bank (Hungary), GE Global Banking Asia and Bank of Ayudhya (Thailand).
In January 2013, Mark was appointed CEO of Sberbank Europe, responsible for the growth and development of their banking business across eight Central and Eastern European markets and served in this capacity until December 2014. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. Italy.
Tim Breedon, Executive Chairman, The Northview Group, comments:
“We are looking forward to welcoming Mark Arnold as the new CEO of the Northview Group . Mark has extensive experience and knowledge across financial services, both here in the UK and overseas, and he will be pivotal in supporting our growth plans for the Group in the years ahead.
“Mark’s broad experience will be key to supporting our strategy of continued mortgage lending growth, which through brands like Kensington Mortgages has been supporting underserved customers for over 23 years. We look forward to welcoming Mark on board in April.”
Mark Arnold, Group Chief Executive Officer, The Northview Group:
“I am looking forward to joining The Northview Group as Group Chief Executive. Northview Group brands have built a great reputation in the specialist lending market over many years. The group has had a fantastic year and I am confident that my experience from around the globe will further support the ambitious growth plans that we have. The business is well positioned in providing mortgages to customers who are overlooked by mainstream lenders, such as the self-employed, contractors or independent workers, who are an increasing part of the UK working population. I am looking forward to joining the Group at this exciting time and working with the team to achieve our ambitious plans.”