PMS announces Atkins resignation

Atkins, formerly the head of PMS and suspected by many to be the eventual replacement for current managing director, John Malone, resigned with immediate effect on the 28 August. He had worked at PMS for just over a year and although he resigned, it is understood that he is not immediately moving to another firm in the mortgage industry.

Atkins commented that he had enjoyed his time with the organisation but admitted that it had not gone completely to plan. Announcing his decision to resign, he said: “It’s been an excellent year and I’ve learnt a huge amount working with John, but certain elements haven’t worked out as planned so it is time to go our separate ways. The situation has been treated very amicably on both sides and now I plan to take some time out to re-think my career.”

Malone admitted that the organisation understood the reason for Atkins’ departure, and wished him the best for the future. He said: “We’ll be sorry to see him go but we fully understand why Steve has made the decision he has. We wish him all the best for the future.”