VAS Group appoints valuation panel director
Valuation specialist VAS Group has appointed Andrew Murdoch (pictured) as valuation panel director.
Murdoch is a RICS registered valuer and property receiver, and will be responsible for maintaining and growing the relationship between the company and its existing valuation panel.
He will also provide technical valuation advice to support both the VAS Audit and VAS Panel teams.
Possessing over 20 years’ banking and surveying experience, Murdoch joins from Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors where he held the position of director.
He has also worked as head of valuation at Together, and undertaken year-long secondments in the recoveries teams at two of the UK’s leading high street banks.
Stephen Todd, co-founder of VAS Group, added: “An exemplary valuation panel is at the very core of our business, it is critical in ensuring we can deliver a world-class service to lenders by providing market-leading valuation reports on which loan security decisions can be soundly made.
“Andrew brings a wealth of unique knowledge and experience and comprehensively understands risk from both a lenders’ and valuers’ perspective, adding significant value to our proposition.
“He will play a pivotal role in the business as we grow and acquire new clients across both the short and long term finance markets.”
Murdoch added: “Having worked closely with VAS Group as a client since its formation and latterly as a panel member, I have had first-hand experience of the first-class service provided and the quality control procedures which protect their clients’ interests.
“I am joining the group at an exciting time and am looking forward to re-acquainting myself with a number of the valuation panel firms as well as introducing new relationships.”