The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) has announced the appointment of Graham Toy as its chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 July 2017.
He is the permanent replacement for interim CEO, Rob Lankey, who left the NACFB recently at the end of his interim posting.
Toy has spent his whole career in commercial lending, initially with Barclays followed by a spell with Abbey Commercial and for the last 10 years as head of commercial lending & social housing with N&P Commercial Lending.
In his last two roles he has worked closely with the commercial broker community as well as being a patron of the NACFB.
Paul Goodman, chairman of the NACFB, said: “Graham joins us at an important time for the NACFB. His refreshing approach to leadership combined with his ability to engage with people throughout the Association and the Board means he will pick up the baton quickly and continue the critical work on the Association’s governance started by Rob as well as ensuring the Association continues to shape itself for a successful future.”
Toy added: “The NACFB has started a journey that will involve change and a growth in focus and breadth of our activities. This is an exciting time to join the organisation and a privilege to be asked to help in shaping and delivering the future of the Association.
“Rob Lankey has undertaken some great work over the last six months and I would like to thank him for his insight and hard work in starting to reshape the organisation. I am really looking forward to growing the engagement of both members and patrons so that we can continue to promote and protect our valuable industry.”
Goodman said: “The Association and its members have some interesting and exciting challenges ahead and I am delighted that Graham has agreed to join us to help steer the organisation through our change and growth agenda.”