ROB LANKEY has been appointed the interim chief executive at the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB), replacing Adam Tyler with immediate effect.
Lankey (pictured) was previously managing director of commercial mortgages and property development finance at Aldermore and spearheaded Aldermore’s three-year sponsorship programme with the NACFB in 2010. This included establishing a beneficial override scheme, generating significant income for the trade body in 2012 and assisting its relocation from Exeter to London.
He previously worked in Norwich & Peterborough Building Society’s commercial mortgage business for 17 years, before joining a new start-up commercial lender, Base Commercial Mortgages, in 2007. Shortly afterwards Base merged with Ruffler Bank, which subsequently became Aldermore.
“Rob’s worked for over 25 years at senior patrons of the NACFB and is a well-respected, leading figure in his marketplace,” said NACFB chairman Paul Goodman. “Rob brings vast experience of not only the specialist and intermediated commercial finance sector but also the proven ability to install structure and governance in businesses – an essential attribute for the Association as we evolve in this ever challenging regulated environment.
“A true innovator and excellent business leader, we’re thrilled to secure his services.”
“I’ve been closely involved with the NACFB since the mid-nineties and have always been a strong supporter of its ambitions and aims,” said Lankey. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help Paul and the board of the NACFB as it embarks on the next step of its journey. I’ve been a good friend of Adam Tyler for many years now and am honoured to follow in his footsteps.”
The NACFB announced last month that Tyler would be leaving so that a new leader could drive the next stage of the organisation’s growth.