Aldermore appoints head of commercial mortgage lending

Claxton will be tasked with leading and implementing Aldermore’s strategic commercial mortgage lending growth plans in 2014 and beyond.

Most recently, Claxton was a regional director at Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking, where he was responsible for managing a large commercial mortgage portfolio.

Prior to this he managed a successful new business team for Santander with a focus on broker-introduced business.

Claxton has also worked for a commercial lending brokerage and has held a number of senior Risk Management positions during his career.

Claxton said: “I’m delighted to have joined Aldermore, which is really making its presence felt in the commercial mortgage market.

“Aldermore Commercial Mortgages has ambitious targets for the year ahead and I’m looking forward to helping it become a leading player in the SME market.”

Rob Lankey, managing director, Commercial Mortgages, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Gareth to the team.

“He is well known in the commercial mortgage market and I have no doubt that his considerable experience will help us have another successful year in 2014.”