The Nottingham unveils new chief lending officer

John Eastgate

The Nottingham has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of John Eastgate as chief lending officer.

Eastgate, who has spent over a decade in leadership roles with banks and building societies including Barclays, Shawbrook Bank and Saffron Building Society, has been brought on-board to accelerate the growth of The Nottingham’s mortgage offering.

He said: “I’m proud to have joined The Nottingham at such an important point in its history and to have become part of a team that is passionate about driving the building society forward. I am hugely attracted by the opportunity to help the Society grow.

“Mutuals have a clear purpose – to benefit their members and community. Delivering on this purpose is my primary responsibility and I believe we have a great opportunity to do so through the growth of our mortgage offering.

“I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build upon the strong foundations laid by those before me.”

Sue Hayes, The Nottingham’s CEO, added: “I’m delighted to welcome John to the Society. The introduction of the Chief Lending Officer role reflects the strategic importance of our plans in the mortgage space as we seek to deliver the best experience to our brokers, customers and colleagues alike.

“John will build on the excellent work already underway by teams across The Nottingham to keep evolving our lending strategy to support our broker network and ensure we can help as many people as possible fulfil their property-buying goals. With his stellar experience and focus on purpose, I know he will be a fantastic addition to the team.”