Aldermore, the specialist finance lender, has enhanced its commercial mortgages teams with two new hires. Joanna Winterton has been appointed as Head of Commercial Mortgages South and Graham Ritchie as Head of Commercial Mortgages North. Both Joanna and Graham have been promoted internally.
The new positions are replacing the previous Head of Commercial Mortgages role and will strengthen Aldermore’s support for regional brokers.
Joanna Winterton has been with Aldermore for over four years, having started in 2016 as a Relationship Manager. Previously, she worked for Barclays and Nationwide and has more than twenty five years of property lending experience overall.
Graham Ritchie also brings a wealth of experience with nearly twenty years of commercial property experience and over thirty years of banking experience in total. He has been promoted internally from interim Head of Commercial Mortgages and before that he held the role of interim Head of Property Development. Before joining Aldermore, he 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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