L&G Home Finance hires Barry Meeks and Steve Haggerty as non-execs

Ryan Bembridge

November 30, 2017

Legal & General Home Finance has added two non-executive directors to the board in Barry Meeks and Steve Haggerty.

They have joined Stephen Smith, director of Legal & General Housing Partnerships, on the board of L&G Home Finance.

Meeks (pictured, left) has 35 years’ experience and was formerly chief executive of Pink Home Loans Group as well as subsidiary managing director for Skipton Building Society.

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Haggerty (pictured, right) has also held senior positions at Skipton Building Society in a 40-year financial services career.

He has held a number of non-executive directorships, including Melton Mowbray Building Society and currently Belmont Green Finance, while he has left his role as non-executive director role at Target Servicing to take the L&G role.

Steve Ellis, managing director of Legal & General Home Finance, said: “We are extremely pleased to have both Barry and Steve joining the Legal & General Home Finance Board.

“Their combined experience and knowledge, alongside that of Stephen Smith, will provide valuable insight and judgement to support the continued growth of Legal & General Home Finance and the wider lifetime mortgage market.

“The perspective of highly qualified non-executive directors is something we value highly at Legal & General Home Finance, and I look forward to working closely with the members to strengthen our market-leading position.”

Meeks said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Legal & General Home Finance Board. Legal & General has been a transformative force in the lifetime mortgage market and has played a leading role making accessing property wealth more attractive and accessible to customers.

“This is a growing market with a bright future, and I look forward to working closely with the Board as they continue to bring lifetime mortgages into the mainstream.”

And Haggerty said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Legal & General Home Finance Board. It is an incredibly exciting time for retirement lending, with lifetime mortgages now the fastest growing sector in the mortgage market, and Legal & General Home Finance is clearly a dynamic force in this sector having developed from industry newcomer to market-leaders.

“I look forward to working with Steve and the board to support the company’s future development.”

Both are Chartered Directors and Fellows of the Institute of Directors.

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