The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) has appointed Graham Toy as chief executive officer with effect from 1st July 2017.
Toy joins the organisation as a permanent replacement for interim chief executive, Rob Lankey, who left the Association 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. The NACFB said his work with social housing gave him “a unique perspective on working with not-for-profit organisations as well as a set of values that sits very well with the Association’s traditions as a membership organisation”.
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 commented: “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 6 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.”