Walter Avrili leads John Charcol’s product development and mortgage technical team
John Charcol has appointed Walter Avrili, who started his career at the independent broker in 1984, as director of product and mortgage technical.
The move will strengthen John Charcol’s in-house mortgage technical service, enhancing its external relationships with lenders and improving the technical expertise the national broker can offer its clients and providers.
The team has plans to work with lenders to tailor products to meet client needs and will invest significantly in specialist training for its advisers in the London, Southampton and Birmingham offices.
Walter has appointed Nick Morrey as mortgage technical manager with immediate effect. Morrey has worked in the mortgage industry for 22 years including his 10 years at John Charcol.
Avrili said: “Our mortgage technical service has always been a key part of what sets John Charcol apart from its competition.
“As the mortgage market becomes ever more complex, it’s essential that we respond to the needs of our clients by investing even more in training and product development to enhance our competitive edge.
“As an internal resource for our team of mortgage experts and through our external relationships with lenders we have exciting plans to develop, grow and improve the service, expertise and advice we can offer our clients while also seeking to bring innovation back to the industry.”
Mark Fleet, chief executive of John Charcol, said: “Walter’s wealth of industry experience and knowledge is an invaluable resource and we are extremely fortunate to have someone of his calibre leading this vitally important part of our business.
“Both internally and within the industry Walter is extremely well regarded and this appointment reflects the value we place on product development and in training as we continue to deliver on our growth strategy.”