Gatehouse Bank appoints ex-Shawbrook director

Gatehouse Bank has appointed former Shawbrook Bank director Tim Blease as its new chief operating officer (COO).

Tim Blease’s previous roles include new business strategy and innovation director at Shawbrook and head of retail credit risk at Metro Bank.

As COO, Tim will contribute to Gatehouse’s new strategy, including its move into retail mortgages. 

The bank has also appointed Sharron Harvey as its executive vice-president head of HR.

Sharron has previously worked for Habib Bank Zurich and has 20 years of HR experience, mainly in the financial sector. 

She will be responsible for developing and implementing an enhanced HR strategy at Gatehouse.

Both Tim and Sharron will report to Charles Haresnape, CEO of Gatehouse Bank, and join the bank’s EXCO team.

“I am delighted to welcome Tim and Sharron to the executive team, bringing with them a wealth of experience to help drive our strategy forwards,” said Charles.

The appointments come after Gatehouse revealed a number of changes to its board last week. 

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