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Welcome to the team, Rob Ford

21st March 2024

We always love welcoming a new face to the Hodge team. A fresh perspective and extensive expertise are just two of the many reasons we’re excited to introduce you to Rob Ford, our new head of mortgage origination. 

Rob joins us with an impressive career in underwriting, having previously led lending operations at the Bank of Ireland and Principality Building Society. In his new role here at Hodge, Rob will be leading our Underwriting department, focusing on our commitment to make responsible, efficient, and flexible lending decisions for you and your clients.  

Originally from Newport, Rob is a father of two with a sporting CV almost as impressive as his professional CV. A qualified rugby coach and marathon runner who has canoed across the lochs and rivers of Scotland to fundraise for Multiple Sclerosis and other charities close to his heart.  

Rob Ford, head of mortgage origination 

“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Hodge, a specialist lender supporting borrowers with complex needs and one which takes a reassuringly human approach in supporting its customers on a case-by-case basis, something which is becoming rarer in the market today. 

“Having started my career as a building society cashier many moons ago, I’m keen to try and maintain a person-centred approach to everything I do, and it’s one of the many reasons I’m so excited to be working with Hodge.” Rob Ford, head of mortgage origination. 

David Landen, CEO 

“It’s a real delight for us to welcome Rob to Hodge, as an experienced underwriter with an extensive knowledge of the sector both here in Wales and UK-wide too. 

“I feel attracting someone of Rob’s calibre to Hodge is a real testament to how we are perceived in the market, as a lender that takes time to add the personal touch and puts customer service at its core as we work hard to support our clients in the moments that matter.” David Landen, Hodge CEO 

Please join us in warmly welcoming Rob to our team. His human approach to underwriting and commitment to service is a great fit for us to continue to make tailored decisions for your clients, supporting them in the moments that matter.   

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