Peter Izard departs Harrods for Investec

The move sees Izard become a business development manager at Investec where he will be tasked with raising its profile with intermediaries.

Izard joined Harrods back in April following a 19 month stint at Saffron Building Society where he was responsible for the delivery of the Saffron mortgage proposition.

Prior to his time at Saffron he held senior positions at HBOS, GMAC-RFC and start-up lender Portillion.

Izard said: “Investec Private Banking has extensive experience in the high net worth and professional mortgage sector.

“Its ability to underwrite cases on a bespoke basis, with service excellence at the heart of its offering, makes it a market leader in this field.

“I am excited by Investec’s ambitions and I look forward to playing my part in continuing its growth and success.”

Jack Jones, head of mortgages at Investec, said: “Peter brings a wealth of experience and will help Investec to increase its profile among intermediaries and grow the business within the high net worth and professional mortgage space.”