Jayne Almond hired as Kensington chair
Kensington Mortgages has hired Jayne Almond (pictured) as chair.
She is succeeding Tim Breedon, who will remain chair of Kensington parent The Northview Group.
Breedon said: “We’re thrilled to have someone of Jayne’s calibre and expertise chairing Kensington.
“Jayne has a superb pedigree in retail finance and will bring her deep and rich experience to propel Kensington forward in its next phase of growth.”
Almond has spent four years at Lloyds TSB, where she was managing director for European Internet Banking. Before that she was at Barclays Bank, where she was the director of business development for the UK retail bank. In 2005, she founded Stonehaven UK Ltd, a specialist mortgage company, where she was chief executive and chairman for nine years.
Almond holds a number of directorships including chair of Butterfield Mortgages Ltd and GKBK Ltd. She is also an Honorary Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University.
She will also join The Northview Group as an independent non-executive director.
Almond said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Kensington, the multi award winning specialist mortgage provider.
“With the market experiencing significant technological change, Kensington is well placed to capitalise on this using its innovative use of data analytics, whilst continuing to enjoy significant growth by evolving its market leading customer propositions.”