Just Mortgages promotes John Doughty to chapter managing director role
National brokerage Just Mortgages has promoted longstanding financial services director John Doughty to the position of managing director for the employed Orion chapter.
The new role will see John working closely with more than 90 members of staff – including almost 60 brokers in the chapter, while also liaising with the Spicerhaart estate agency chains. In addition to helping brokers with their day-to-day activities, John will also support them in accessing high-level training and mentoring, as well as exploring progression opportunities.
Alongside his new duties, John will continue to be involved in Just Mortgages New Build. He is perhaps best known for his most recent role as financial services director for the division, working alongside Paul Wilson. Together, the pair has helped grow the division from strength to strength, tripling broker numbers to 28 in just four years.
John brings with him almost two decades’ experience across estate agency, mortgages and financial services, including 13-and-a-half years with Spicerhaart and Just Mortgages. John joined the team in 2008 as a mortgage consultant based in Weston-super-Mare and Taunton. Since then, he has served as a divisional sales manager and director for Wales and the west of England, before joining the new build division.
John succeeds Tommy Taylor in the role, who stays with the Spicerhaart family as estate agency managing director. John will continue to work closely with both Tommy and fellow chapter managing director Duncan Jones.
Speaking on the appointment, John Doughty said: “I’m thrilled to be taking this next step in my career with Just Mortgages and taking on a more strategic role in the employed division. Having stood in their shoes, the role provides an exciting opportunity to utilise my experience and expertise to help our talented brokers develop and succeed. It’s also a great chance to return to my roots and work closely with the estate agency side of the business.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to stay involved with the new build division and to continue driving forward that side of the business. I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time and look forward to seeing the what the future holds as the team expands.”
John Phillips, national operations director at Just Mortgages added: “It gives me great pleasure to name John Doughty as our new chapter managing director. John has been a part of the team for more than 13 years and is a great example of the opportunities available at Just Mortgages.
“Alongside Paul Wilson, he has done an excellent job in scaling our new build division, assembling a tremendous team of brokers and forging successful partnerships with developers, housing associations, trade bodies and scheme providers all across the country. In much the same way, John’s skills and experience will be a real asset as our employed division and the wider business continues to reach new heights.”
In addition to its employed division, Just Mortgages has almost 500 brokers working on a self-employed basis. In total, Just Mortgages has more than 650 brokers across the country, helping clients with all their financial needs.