Rob Lankey has been appointed by Shawbrook Bank to the position of director of commercial investment.
Arriving in his new role at the end of February, Lankey joins the specialist lender after a long career, with roles with Aldermore, the NACFB and most recently, Amicus.
He will be leading the growth of Shawbrook’s Commercial Investment arm which represents a key area of focus for the lender moving into 2019 and beyond.
Lankey said: “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.”
Emma Cox, sales director for Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages, added: “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.”