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, Non-Executive Director of Vistry Group plc and GRIO plc, and Chair of toob ltd. Her experience as a Chair includes The Television Corporation plc, Shed Media plc, Victoria Carpets plc and Sovereign Housing Association, and she was Deputy Chair of Marine Farms S.A. Katherine 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.

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. 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. Nathan is also a trustee of Leicester Grammar School Trust.

Peter Brodnicki (Chief Executive Officer)

As one of the founders of MAB in 2000, Peter has more than 35 years’ experience in mortgage and financial services. 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 he was at John Charcol. Peter has received a number of industry awards over the years, including Business Leader of the Year six times, Mortgage Strategist of the Year twice, and the Industry’s Most Influential Person.

Mike Jones (Non-Executive Director)

Mike joined Lloyd Bank plc in 1985 and 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.

Ben Thompson (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)

Ben has been in financial services since 1986 and before joining MAB in 2018, he was Chief Executive Officer of ULS Technology, 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.

Before Legal & General, Ben held roles at Paymentshield, St. James’s Place, Winterthur Life and TSB. He also has extensive experience in both retail and private banking, as well as in residential property, in particular estate agency. 

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 more than 40 years of experience in financial services and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining MAB, David’s 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.

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 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.