Jon Round

Jon Round to transition to non-executive director role, Richard Howells to join LSL

LSL Group has confirmed that Jon Round is set to step down as group financial services director by the end of February next year.

He will take up a non-executive director role for PRIMIS and TMA, with a focus on broker engagement and the formation of a new broker council.

Meanwhile, Richard Howells will join LSL in November, starting as financial services chief operating officer.

By the end of February next year, subject to FCA approval, he will take over LSL’s Financial Services Division as managing director. Richard’s last position was as chief operating officer at Sesame.

David Stewart, LSL Group CEO, said: “Jon has played a key part in transforming our Financial Services business to the extent that the PRIMIS network and TMA Mortgage Club are at the very heart of our strategy. From relatively small beginnings, our members now advise on over 10% of new mortgages in the UK – it’s a great achievement that would not have happened without Jon. I’m therefore really pleased that this is not the end of the story and I’m delighted that Jon has agreed to continue to work with us as a non-executive director of PRIMIS and TMA Companies.”

He further added: “I am also delighted to welcome Richard Howells to LSL. With over 35 years in the industry and a wealth of experience of intermediary businesses, Richard is a great addition to the team and I look forward to working with Richard as we continue to place our Financial Services business at the heart of the group’s growth strategy.”

Round added: “Since joining the LSL Group nearly 20 years ago and taking on the role of leading the FS Division, I have been genuinely blessed to work with so many outstanding people and businesses.

“The successful growth of PRIMIS and TMA, coupled with the recent acquisition of Tenet Lime have provided a really strong foundation for the next chapter of success. It has been an incredible journey so far and I am truly proud of what the businesses have achieved under my leadership. I am looking forward to transitioning to my new role as a NED and working with Richard to ensure an effective handover.”