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Senior Management

Donna Brenchley (Commercial Director)

Donna has worked at Mortgage Advice Bureau for over 10 years. Previously she spent six years at Legal & General as Head of E-Commerce and Head of Estate Agency Network. She gained prior Mortgage and Estate Agency experience in roles at Barclays and Black Horse Agencies.

She holds ACIB and FPC levels 1, 2 & 3 professional qualifications.

Sharon Trinder (Compliance Director)

Sharon joined us as Compliance Director in January 2016 and has been brought in to oversee the compliance teams, to ensure advisers and businesses are supported in delivering good customer outcomes. With a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and 30 year’s experience in financial services, Sharon has worked closely with both the FCA and lenders to ensure compliance is forward thinking and effective. Sharon’s recent experience working within another network will enable her to enhance the risk and compliance function within our business as she brings with her a strong understanding of the challenges faced in a rapidly changing intermediary market.

Prior to this, Sharon has worked at Intrinsic Financial Services, Zurich and Allied Dunbar, carrying out a number of roles including Customer Service, Adviser Recruitment & Financial Crime/Compliance.

Gemma Bacon (Brand and Marketing Director)

Gemma was appointed as Head of Marketing at Mortgage Advice Bureau in October 2015. Previously she spent 3 years as Head of Brand at Quality Solicitors having previously held marketing roles at Barclaycard and Egg.

She holds professional qualifications: MSc Management and Marketing, BA Communication Studies, CIM Professional Diploma

Gareth Herbert (Distribution Director)

Gareth joined Mortgage Advice Bureau in 2005. Previously he spent eight years as Regional Director at Mortgage Direct (Spicer Haart Group), having begun his career in the Home Service industry with Liverpool & Victoria before moving into management.

He holds professional qualifications: FPC levels 1, 2 & 3, CeMap Bridge

Andy Walton (Proposition Director, Protection)

Andy has been in the industry for almost 30 years – with 20 years specialising in protection sales. His experience has been gained with providers, London & Manchester, Legal & General and Aegon.

Over the last 8 years, Andy has worked with large distribution networks – while Head of Protection at Intrinsic, protection grew from £29m to £82m over 5 years. Recently, Andy joined Mortgage Advice Bureau as Protection Proposition Director.

Andy is passionate about protection and continues to champion the very best customer outcomes.

Lucian Morris (Chief Information Officer)

Lucian joined MAB as CIO in April of 2020 and brings with him 25 years of technology experience. Lucian’s recent roles include a period of 10 years as a Director at Deloitte where he worked as a technology consultant within the financial services industry and, most recently, working on two FinTech start-up businesses. Lucian’s consulting experience included a broad range of global financial services companies with highlights as the first CIO for Metro Bank, where he was responsible for leading the team that built the bank’s technology platform prior to launch, and as global CFO, Technology for HSBC.

Lucian has a passion for innovation within the financial services industry. He is a regular commentator, has led the authorisation and launch of an e-Money business and is currently writing a book on technology in banking.

 

Fabien Holler (Chief Commercial Officer)

Fabien was appointed as CCO at MAB in February 2020. He previously spent 5 years at Panmure Gordon where he was a Director in Corporate Finance and specialised in M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions in the Financial Services sector. Fabien has 10 years’ experience in Investment Banking, having started his career in venture capital and technology commercialisation.

Fabien holds an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Supélecone of the top French Engineering Schools, and an MBA with Distinction from the Edinburgh Business School.