Perenna appoints two department heads
Perenna has appointed Liz Moore and Simon Thompson as head of underwriting and head of operations.
Moore joins from Atom Bank, and has also worked in a variety of underwriting, risk management, service delivery and improvement roles across a range of financial services institutions including Barclaycard, Northern Rock and Zurich Insurance.
Thompson joins from Virgin Money where he was head of mortgage operations from 2018; prior to that, Thompson was chief underwriter at Virgin Money and has also spent time at Northern Rock, Bank of Scotland and Barclays.
Colin Bell, chief operating officer and co-founder of Perenna, said: “We approached Liz and Simon based on our vision to create a customer centric, and technology driven approach to lending as it matched their skills and experience.
“Once they heard about our strategy towards lending and our bond backed long term fixed rate mortgage concept they quickly decided they wanted to be part of both building Perenna and bringing it to life at the creative stages.
“These quality senior and complimentary hires also show that Perenna is serious about building a truly remote Fintech bank, recruiting the best people, not restricting recruitment by geography, and creating Perenna work pods around the country.
“Personally, having studied economics in Newcastle upon Tyne, having a Perenna work pod there brought back fond memories of my time living there.”