Our People

BlueZest’s highly experienced management team is a perfect marriage of lending specialists and technology experts. With a combined mortgage lending experience of well over 100 years, our team has oodles of financial services and technology experience and all believe that putting the customer at the forefront of decisions is the right way forward.

  • John Robinson
  • Chris Slater
  • Sue Colquhoun
  • Robert Ainscow
John Robinson

Chief Technology Officer

John leads, develops, builds and manages all of our websites, systems and IT. He ensures the application process is tip-top for our customers.

He has 30 years of experience building and delivering credit risk and fraud decision making capabilities to lenders worldwide. John co-founded IRP (purchased by BlueZest), helping both lenders and credit bureaus to develop and enhance their data and decision capabilities.

Chris Slater

Chief Information Officer

Chris is responsible for delivering great customer service through all of our operations, processes, service delivery and how we use data.

With over 20 years of experience in exploiting credit and marketing data, Chris brings extensive experience of the automation of mortgage application processing and customer management. Chris was a founding partner at IRP (purchased by BlueZest). He is a Chartered Systems Engineer.

Sue Colquhoun

Director of Risk & Compliance

Sue uses her regulatory and governance experience to ensure we always do things the right way for our customers.

She has worked in financial services for over 25 years in a legal, compliance or risk capacity. She has held Director level and FCA approved positions, has extensive experience of lending, outsourcing, and governance.

Robert Ainscow

Director of Funding

Robert ensures we have access to the right funding to provide great products and cost effective mortgages to our customers.

A founding member of BlueZest who manages its subsidiary, BlueZest Finance Limited. Rob entered banking in 1999 and developed a strong expertise in funding and refinancing of mortgage assets at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Investec Bank.

  • Steve Simpson

    Steve is an experienced investor in financial services and mortgage lending, having been an investor and board member of Pepper Home Loans during their successful UK launch.

  • Jonathan Laredo

    Jonathan was a senior executive at companies such as Bankers Trust, UBS, Bear Stearns, Rabobank, JP Morgan, Solent Capital Partners. He was an investor and board member of Pepper Home Loans during their successful UK launch.

  • Andy Clapham

    Andy brings his experience as a senior executive at several leading banks and mortgage companies including Investec, Kensington Mortgages, Rooftop Mortgages, Bear Stearns, NatWest.

  • Mark Moffat

    Mark brings his experience in the structured finance market where he was a senior executive at companies like Blackstone, Harbourmaster Capital, Bear Stearns, ABN AMRO, NatWest.

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