Matt Cottle steps down from Specialist Mortgage Group

Matt Cottle has resigned from his position as chief executive of Specialist Mortgage Group.

Matt Cottle steps down from Specialist Mortgage Group

Matt Cottle has resigned from his position as chief executive of Specialist Mortgage Group.

In a heartfelt post on Linkedin, Cottle said: “Having been away from the business for a few months helping my wife and being a constant presence for our young family at home, I’ve decided to make it a permanent fixture.

“Our eldest daughter has a limited lifespan, and as the clock ticks louder, I have come to understand that the currency of time is more valuable than anything.”

Cottle also gave thanks to Barney Drake, co-founder of Specialist Mortgage Group and Benson Yeadon, chief financial officer.

He said: “I thank them for their understanding and for facilitating my exit at this important moment for our family.”

Drake will replace Cottle as chief executive.

Drake said: “After 20+ years of working with Matt, I am sad to see him go.

“We go way back: we first met at First National Bank back in 1998 and we’ve been through a huge amount together ever since.

“But when Matt told us back in September that he had to be there for his family, we completely understood.

“From a work perspective, I am lucky to have an incredible team around me: focussed, hard working and determined to weather the storms we are all experiencing.”

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