Sesame adds to team

Taking up the new role on 1 November 2007, Helen previously worked at UCB Home Loans, Alliance & Leicester and Barclays in senior product management roles across all mortgage sectors including prime, self cert, buy to let and sub-prime.

John Cupis, head of mortgages and GI at Sesame said: “This key appointment is great news for our customers and further demonstrates how serious Sesame is about enhancing its mortgage proposition. Helen brings a wealth of product experience to Sesame that will enable us to deliver best-in-market exclusive products for both our network and directly authorised members. Helen will help us expand into new lending markets and drive exciting new initiatives that we have planned for 2008.”

Helen O’Donovan said of her new role: “I have kept a close eye on Sesame over the years and have been impressed with the way it really gets behind its advisers and fights their corner – with both the product providers and recently very vocally on regulatory issues. I am proud to be joining a business which displays that level of commitment to providing a first class proposition for its advisers.

“Having spent the majority of my career designing and marketing financial products, I am looking forward to getting on the road, meeting our customers, and using my experience to work with my lender colleagues to deliver value and benefits to both our customers and lenders.”