MAB Board of Directors

Katherine Innes Ker (Non-Executive Chairman)

Katherine has extensive executive and non-executive director experience. She is Senior Independent Director of Forterra plc and Non-Executive Director of Vistry Group plc. Her experience as a chair includes The Television Corporation, Shed Media plc, Victoria Carpets plc and Sovereign Housing Association and she was deputy chair of Marine Farms S.A. She has been a non-executive director of, amongst others, St Modwen Properties plc, Taylor Wimpey plc, Taylor Woodrow plc, Fibernet plc, Williams Lea plc, S&U plc and Gyrus Group plc. She is chair of the Remuneration Committee, Balliol College, Oxford.

Peter Brodnicki (Chief Executive Officer)

Peter was one of the founders of MAB in 2000. He has over 30 years’ mortgage and financial services experience. Immediately prior to founding MAB, he was with Legal  & General for five years where he held the position of Head of the Estate Agency Network, and also latterly as Recruitment Director. Peter’s experience prior to Legal & General includes sales and management roles at Albany Life, before which Peter was at John Charcol. Peter has received a number of industry awards in recent years, including Business Leader  of the Year (three consecutive years), Mortgage Strategist of the Year (two consecutive years), and the Industry’s Most Influential Person.

Ben Thompson (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)

Ben was previously Chief Executive Officer of ULS Technology plc, the AIM-listed provider of online B2B platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Legal & General Group Plc, where he ran their market-leading mortgage distribution business, as well as the banking division.

Lucy Tilley (Chief Financial Officer)

Lucy joined MAB in May 2015 as Finance Director and became Chief Financial Officer in July 2019. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 with KPMG. Prior to joining MAB, Lucy was most recently a director in the corporate broking team at Canaccord Genuity Limited and was part of the team that worked on MAB’s admission to AIM in November 2014. At Canaccord Genuity Limited she advised numerous quoted and unquoted companies predominantly in the financial services sector.

Nathan Imlach (Senior Independent Director)

Nathan is Chief Strategic Adviser to AIM listed Mattioli Woods plc, where his focus is on acquisitions and contributing to its future direction.  Nathan is a director of a number of Mattioli Woods’ subsidiaries and is also a trustee of Leicester Grammar School Trust.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, specialising in providing mergers and acquisitions advice to a broad range of quoted and unquoted clients in the UK and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and holds the Corporate Finance qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Previously, Nathan was CFO of Mattioli Woods plc for the 15 years following its IPO.  He was also a director of Custodian Capital Limited and Company Secretary to Custodian REIT plc, having jointly led its listing on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange.

Stephen Smith (Non-Executive Director)

Stephen Smith has worked in the financial services market for nearly 40 years and was most recently responsible for Legal & General’s award-winning Mortgage Club, estate agency and technology operations, before retiring at the end of 2017. He is a former deputy chairman of The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries and served on its board for 14 years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a number of non-executive directorships with companies operating in the mortgage and Fintech markets.

Mike Jones (Non-Executive Director)

Mike joined Lloyd Bank plc in 1985 and has retired from Lloyds Banking Group plc ("LBG") at the end of 2020.  He worked in various roles across the group, most recently as Managing Director, Intermediaries & Specialist Brands since 2010.  His primary role was leading the Halifax, BM Solutions and Scottish Widows Bank business development teams working with mortgage intermediaries across the UK. Mike chaired the LBG Housing Forum, the LBG Intermediary Conduct Forum and was responsible in the UK for Birmingham Midshires, Scottish Widows Bank and intelligent Finance.  He was also responsible for LBG's European retail bank operating in Germany and The Netherlands, a role that sees him continue into 2021 as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Lloyds Bank GmbH following his appointment in March 2019.

David Preece (Non-Executive Director)

David joined MAB as an Executive Director in 2004 and retired as Chief Operating Officer in 2019, remaining on the Board as a Non-Executive Director. He has over 40 years of experience in financial services and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining MAB, roles included Senior Manager at NatWest Group Financial Control, Head of Mortgage Operations at NatWest and Head of Membership Services at the Britannia Building Society. David holds non-executive director positions, as well as acting in an advisory capacity, with companies in the financial services sector.