Team

The Kensington senior management team, with an average of more than 20 years’ experience in their field, bring extensive industry experience and knowledge to the business. Their expertise encompasses building, acquiring, running and managing successful businesses having forged their careers at some of the premier players in the European and US mortgage space, including Nationwide, Deutsche Bank, RBS, Aldermore and Barclays.

Alex Maddox is responsible for Capital Markets Execution and Digital Strategy for Kensington.  Alex joined Acenden in August 2012 as Director, Business Origination and prior to that was Head of European Residential Mortgage Trading at Deutsche Bank and was on the board of DB UK Bank and had responsibility for the DB mortgages platform in Chester.

Previously, he was the Head of European Securitised Products for Citadel hedge fund. Prior to that Alex spent nearly 14 years in investment banking, starting as a derivatives trader and finishing as Head of Securitised Products Trading.

Amir was appointed to his current role of Head of Credit and Capital Market Analytics in March 2015.

Amir is responsible for credit risk and policy, asset management and portfolio strategy.  Amir and his team are also responsible for developing and maintaining the various analytics tools for the Group.

Prior to Kensington, Amir was involved with Acenden in building Best Strategy, Vector and other analytical tools. Previously, Amir had 8 years of investment banking experience with leadership roles in Structuring and Structured Finance in both Europe and New York.

Diana joined the board of Kensington as an Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2018.  A lawyer by background, she was previously Group Risk and Compliance Director at Legal & General. 

Diana is also Senior Independent Director for Standard Life Assurance and for Phoenix Life. 

Diana is also a NED for Homeserve Membership Ltd, and for the Sesame Bankhall Group.

Jayne has over 20 years' experience in insurance and financial services, founding Stonehaven in August 2006.

Jayne has served as Managing Director of European Internet Banking, Director of Retail Banking Strategy and Group Marketing Director of Lloyds TSB, Managing Director at Barclays Home Finance Business Group, and a Senior Partner and Head of LEK’s Financial Services practice. Also as Chair of the Board at Butterfield Mortgages Ltd., Deputy Chair at CDC Group PLC. and an Independent Non-Executive Director of International Personal Finance Plc., Oxford University and Aldermore Bank Plc. 

She is also a member of the Competition Commission, an honorary fellow of St Hilda’s College Oxford. 

Jayne holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford.

Mark joined Kensington as Group Chief Executive Officer in April 2018.

Prior to taking up the position at Kensington, Mark was Executive in Residence at Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm, with a particular focus on investments in the Financial Services Sector. He previously spent 18 years with GE Capital in a variety of senior management level roles, including Six Sigma Director for GE Consumer Finance UK, CEO positions at GE Money (Portugal and Romania), Budapest Bank (Hungary), GE Global Banking Asia and Bank of Ayudhya (Thailand). 

In January 2013, Mark was appointed CEO of Sberbank Europe, responsible for the growth and development of their banking business across eight Central and Eastern European markets and served in this capacity until December 2014. 

Mark has been involved in financial markets for nearly 30 years, most recently as Chief Executive at Exotix Partners.

He was previously Chief Executive Officer for the Products and Markets Division of Lloyds TSB and Co-Head of the Bank’s Corporate Markets.

Mark chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

Rajesh is the Chief Financial Officer for Kensington and joined in June 2015. He has responsibility for the strategic direction on all financial matters and for functional leadership of the Finance, Treasury Operations and Tax functions

Rajesh joined Kensington from GE Capital after a 21 year career with General Electric. During his tenure with GE Capital, Rajesh held various positions including CFO of GE Capital UK, CFO for GE Money Bank in the Czech Republic and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for the EMEA Region. 

Vicki joined Kensington in April 2018 and is responsible for product and proposition development and delivery, brand and marketing. 

Prior to joining Kensington, Vicki was Group Head of Strategy and Marketing for Aldermore and a member of the Executive Committee.
 
She previously spent 11 years across a variety of roles in GE Capital and 4 years as a consultant at McKinsey.  She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
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