The National Association of Consumer Finance Brokers has appointed Graham Toy as chief executive – starting on 1 July.
Toy has spent his entire career in commercial lending, working for Barclays, Abbey Commercial and also N&P Commercial Lending.
He spent the past 10 years at the latter company, finally as head of commercial lending and social housing.
He is replacing Interim CEO Rob Lankey, who has joined Amicus, as well as the last permanent chief executive Adam Tyler who departed at the end of last year.
Toy said: “The NACFB has started a journey that will involve change and a growth in focus and breadth of our activities.
“This is an exciting time to join the organisation and a privilege to be asked to help in shaping and delivering the future of the association.
“Rob Lankey has undertaken some great work over the last six months and I would like to thank him for his insight and hard work in starting to reshape the organisation.
“I am really looking forward to growing the engagement of both members and patrons so that we can continue to promote and protect our valuable industry.”
The NACFB indicated that his work on social housing has given him a unique perspective on working with not-for-profit organisations, while his values sit well with the association’s traditions.
Paul Goodman, chairman of the NACFB said: “Graham joins us at an important time for the NACFB.
“His refreshing approach to leadership combined with his ability to engage with people throughout the association and the board means he will pick up the baton quickly and continue the critical work on the association’s governance started by Rob as well as ensuring the association continues to shape itself for a successful future.”