Landbay appoints Robert Burgess as non-executive director

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LandbayLandbay, the buy-to-let focused peer-to-peer mortgage lender, has appointed Robert Burgess to its board of directors, where he joins co-founders John Goodall and Gray Stern, as well as Chairman Tony Ward.

Since forming in 2012 Landbay has already brought CEO of Amicus PLC John Jenkins; Hans Geberbauer, CEO of mortgage lender and servicer Paratus AMC; and senior finance executive Julian Sutton onto its board of directors.

Robert brings over 20 years of senior experience in retail finance, from a range of executive roles at established names such as Alliance Trust, Lloyds TSB, Scottish Widows and Thomas Cook. His energies in recent years have been passionately focussed on the rapidly emerging challenger sector.
In 2013 Robert was a co-founder of Exchange Associates, which was established as the first dedicated lender and provider of permanent investor capital to the peer-to-peer industry.

Tony Ward, Chairman of Landbay, said:

“The appointment of an original peer-to-peer pioneer and retail finance stalwart to the board of Landbay is a significant step forward. Robert brings with him a sense of innovation and passion for the disintermediation of the traditional Banking model, whilst providing decades worth of retail financial services expertise. His recent work with the peer-to-peer sector is also highly valuable to us.”

Burgess added:

“I am hugely looking forward to working with the strong and ambitious team at Landbay. Their model of coupling the security of the buy-to-let mortgage market with peer-to-peer technology looks set to be a huge hit in 2015 and beyond.”