UK Finance has announced the appointment of Jackie Bennett OBE as its new Head of Mortgages. Currently Deputy Head of Compliance at The Northview Group, in her new role at UK Finance Jackie will be responsible for leading the trade body’s mortgage policy development. She will join the organisation in February next year.

Prior to joining the Northview Group, Jackie was Compliance Conduct Manager at GE Money Home Lending. Between 2001 and 2014, Bennett worked at Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), one of the bodies integrated into UK Finance in July this year, where she was Head of Policy from 2004. She also served as Deputy Manager for property and household at Association of British Insurers (ABI), having previously worked as a Senior Executive Officer at the Home Office for 13 years.

In June 2010, Bennett was awarded an OBE for services to the financial services industry in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Stephen Jones, CEO of UK Finance said: “With a long history at CML, Jackie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of UK mortgages which I know will prove to be a real asset to the UK Finance team and invaluable to all our members across the mortgage industry. We are very much looking forward to her joining us in this key role.”