Simon Cockerill has joined Kent Reliance as head of sales.
He will oversee all of Kent Reliance’s sales activity, including broker and network partnerships, as well as growing the footprint of the field business development teams, national account managers and the broker liaison teams.
Cockerill has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, working in mortgages since 2003, having held positions at Nationwide, Mortgage Advice Bureau and most recently Virgin Money, where he was the lender’s regional sales manager.
Adrian Moloney, sales director at OneSavings Bank, said: “Simon has been working hand-in-hand with brokers and networks for almost 15 years now, and has an impressive track record of delivering excellence in all the markets he’s worked with. We’re all looking forward to welcoming him on board, and I’m sure his presence will be a great help as we push to achieve our growth ambitions.
“At Kent Reliance, brokers are our business, and our commitment to intermediaries is built into our DNA. With Simon we have someone who totally understands that, and will continue to offer brokers the best possible service for themselves and their clients.”
Cockerill added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at OneSavings bank. Kent Reliance is such a respected name in the industry and I’m looking forward to playing my part in its growth. I know from my conversations over the years, that the whole business puts broker’s front and centre of everything they do, which is exactly the mentality you want as a head of sales.”