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Damian Thompson joins Aldermore as group MD of retail

Damian Thompson has been appointed as Aldermore’s group managing director of retail finance.

He will take over from the departing Sue Hayes, subject to regulatory approval.

Phillip Monks, chief executive of Aldermore, said: “His appointment shows, once again, the depth of talent within Aldermore to be able to promote from within our business.

“Damian has made a significant contribution to Aldermore since he joined us; driving forward growth in our mortgage offering, in particular in the first time buyer and buy to let markets.

“He is also a dynamic, knowledgeable and well regarded speaker on the mortgage sector. His appointment ensures that we will continue to deliver great products and service for both new and existing retail customers.”

Thompson joined Aldermore on an interim basis in 2017, until his permanent appointment in August 2018.

He has worked in financial services for the last 27 years, starting his career with HBOS and then across senior roles in Principality and Newcastle Building Society.

At Newcastle, he was customer director and a member of the board.

He has experience across retail including mortgages, savings, credit cards and investments.