Kensington hires Sharon Cochrane as account development manager for Scotland

Michael Lloyd

July 2, 2018

Kensington Mortgages has appointed Sharon Cochrane as account development manager for Scotland, following Kensington’s full market launch earlier this year. 

Cochrane will be responsible for new business growth and relationship management. Prior to joining Kensington Mortgages, she was a business development manager at Accord, the intermediary arm of Yorkshire Building Society, for 12 years.

Cochrane initially covered Glasgow before moving to a key account role covering the whole of Scotland. Before this, Sharon worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group for seven years, firstly as a mortgage adviser before moving to NatWest as a BDM for Edinburgh.

Steve Griffiths, sales and distribution director, Kensington Mortgages, said: “Sharon brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the Scottish market and we’re delighted to have her join the team. Sharon will be pivotal in supporting our continued growth plans, following our successful full market launch in March.

“This is an exciting time for the Kensington brand, amidst a fast-growing specialist and evolving buy-to-let regulatory environment.

“Self-employed workers are becoming an increasingly vital part of the workforce and we fully intend to develop our proposition in Scotland to meet the needs of this group in the mortgage market. We look forward to working closely with Sharon to achieve these goals.”

Cochrane added: “I am very excited to have joined Kensington Mortgages and look forward to expanding Kensington’s offering in the Scottish market.

“Kensington is an innovative lender, with a proven track record for supporting underserved borrowers and I’ve already received a hugely positive response from Scottish brokers to our presence in the market.”

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