Lee Travis, head of professional development at the Personal Finance Society, has been confirmed as head of professional development at the Society of Mortgage Professionals.
Travis will take over from Gary Little who leaves the SMP at the end of the year to take up a new post in the mortgage distribution sector, having been head of operations and membership for nearly two years.
Personal Finance Society chief executive Keith Richards said: “With his extensive knowledge of the mortgage sector, Lee will continue to build and enhance the society’s role amongst its 8,000 members, following the excellent leadership Gary provided.
“Lee’s professional development expertise will help facilitate a genuine opportunity for the mortgage and protection sector to align with other professions, as it seeks to evolve from within, rather than be driven from a regulatory perspective.
“I would like to thank Gary for all his hard work and commitment. I am sure he will be a success in his new venture.”
Travis joined the PFS from New Model Business Academy, which he has headed-up for the past five years. He picks up the reins of the SMP at a significant point in their development.
During his 20-month tenure, Little helped reshape the proposition, raise the profile and saw membership rise to a record level.