Shawbrook has appointed Rob Lankey as director of commercial investment, starting at the end of February.
Lankey joins the specialist lender after a long career at the forefront of the industry including high profile roles with Aldermore, The NACFB and most recently, Amicus.
Emma Cox, sales director, Shawbrook commercial mortgages, said: “Rob has a wealth of experience across the Commercial landscape and having him take on this important role within the senior leadership team is a big win.
“This immediately dials up our capability in the commercial space and along with on-going investment in other areas of the business, demonstrates our appetite to grow in all our specialist markets.
“At a time where there is some industry turbulence from a lender perspective, it is encouraging to be able to make firm commitments for the future in support of brokers and property professionals.”
Lankey added: “I’m delighted to be joining Shawbrook at such an exciting time, both for the business and the market.
“Portfolio investors in the commercial space represent a key demographic for the UK, and supporting these businesses with their growth plans via the broker channel is a big part of Shawbrook’s future plans.
“Shawbrook has always led from the front with innovative products and a strong service proposition, and this is culturally something with which I am very familiar given my previous roles. I know the team well from my time in the industry and am looking forward to hitting the ground running in the summer.”
The bank is adding 15 industry experts to this team including several senior underwriters, as well as credit risk and lending operations staff to support an end-to-end customer journey. The team includes Mike Williams, David Stiff, Luke Watson and Steve Prydderch.