Reynolds elected to AMI board

The annual elections saw Reynolds elected to represent regional firms whilst David Copland and Gemma Harle have both been re-elected to represent the Network constituency.

Reynolds is eligible to represent regional firms as Sandringham Financial Partners is backed by SimplyBiz.

Patrick Bunton, AMI chairman, said: “The intermediary sector is facing an exciting and challenging period where we will need to have strong and experienced leadership.

“The regulatory agenda shows no signs of slackening with the European Mortgage Directive and changes to the Approved Persons regime to follow hard on the heels of the Mortgage Market Review.

“I am therefore delighted to welcome back David Copland and Gemma Harle to represent the Network constituency.

“I am also pleased to announce that Martin Reynolds of Sandringham Financial Partners was elected to represent the Regional constituency.

“I look forward to working with them to promote and protect the interest of all our mortgage intermediary member firms.”

David Copland said of his re-election: “I am delighted to be re-elected to the AMI board, having worked with Robert Sinclair and the team to help in shaping the future of intermediary distribution in the UK.

“I believe that we have one of the most competitive and mature housing markets in the UK in which the intermediary sector plays a large and important part in delivering solutions to the UK consumer.

“I am ready to serve a new term which will include the implementation of the MMR, and the challenges that the EU Mortgage credit directive will bring.”

Gemma Harle said: “I am delighted to be able to continue to support AMI in the valuable work they do in representing the intermediary sector and the important role they play in shaping the mortgage market for the future.”

Martin Reynolds said: “This year will see many changes within the mortgage market, initially with MMR but also European legislation and AMI will play an important part in helping the intermediary mortgage advisers adapt and change.

“I am delighted to be part of the new Board helping to continue raising the profile of our membership.”