The Building Societies Association (BSA) has recruited Paul Broadhead, deputy director-general of the Association of Home Information Pack Providers, as head of mortgage policy.
He will lead the Association's new mortgage policy team and joins the BSA in November 2008.
Broadhead started his career with the Halifax Building Society carrying out a number of roles in the branch network across all product areas, as well as being a qualified mortgage adviser.
Following relocation to the main Head Office site in 2000 he moved to the role of Senior Project Manager – Mortgages. He also played a key role in the implementation of the FSA mortgage regulation within Halifax plc in 2004.
Broadhead was then seconded to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as Business Change Manager on the Home Information Pack programme where he had responsibility for stakeholder engagement as well as being chairman of the Central Stakeholder Group, the senior consultation board for industry leaders.
He was the sole industry representative on the HIP Programme Board and was appointed deputy director general of the Association of Home Information Pack Providers in March 2006.
Commenting on his new role, Broadhead says: "I am delighted to accept the position of head of mortgage policy at the BSA. In these extremely challenging market conditions building societies have a distinct message to convey.
"I look forward to raising the profile and promoting the distinctiveness of the sector across government and the media and fully representing societies' interests in mortgages."
The BSA announced earlier this year it will increase its focus on the mortgage market and seven new members would be recruited to fill the gap in the services offered to members.
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