Hodge has appointed former Ascentric chief executive, Rob Regan as its new chief operating officer.
Rob brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously held roles as chief operating officer at Legal & General (L&G) and group operations director at Royal London Group. In his most recent role, Rob was chief executive of digital savings, pensions and investment firm, Ascentric for three years.
Cardiff born and bred, Rob is delighted to have role based back in Wales for the first time in almost 30 years. He is excited to start working closely with his new colleagues at Hodge and said of his appointment: “Joining Hodge as its new COO is a tremendous opportunity. Hodge is a proud Welsh business with fantastic heritage and a real force for good in its sector.
“I’m looking forward to enhancing collaboration across the business, continuing to develop the great culture that’s been established at the bank. Its central Cardiff base means it’s ideally positioned to build fantastic partnerships in the Welsh Fintech sector and to play its part in developing the future talent of Wales. The combination of fantastic people and a strong focus on technology will enable Hodge deliver against its core purpose to make a difference for its customers, in the moments that matter.
“Hodge is a business I have admired from afar during my career and joining the business while it’s planning its next stage of growth and introducing such innovative mortgage products to the market, is really exciting. Its recent investments in fintech and energy technology companies is also something I’m really passionate about and I’m looking forward to learning more about these exciting disruptors.”
Dave Landen, CEO of Hodge, said: “Having someone of Rob’s calibre and experience join us at Hodge is a real coup. Rob joins at an incredibly exciting time in our history as we continue to grow and support our customers with our specialist offerings, he will lead our customer service, operational, change and technology teams.
“Rob will continue the enhancements we have made to our customer service teams as we strive to deliver excellent customer experiences and lead our move to offering first class digital services. I welcome Rob to Hodge and look forward to working closely with him as we build a hugely exciting future.”
Hodge is an independently owned group of businesses based in Cardiff, offering a range of products and services through its Hodge Bank and Hodge Lifetime brands. Hodge Bank offers a range of personal deposit-taking services to private and commercial clients, as well as lending to commercial clients nationwide. More information can be found on the website www.hodgebank.co.uk.
Hodge Lifetime specialises in later life lending and annuities. More information can be found on the website www.hodgelifetime.co.uk. The Hodge Foundation, a charity supporting welfare, medical, educational and religious causes owns 79% of Hodge.