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Meet the team

Hugh Michelmore
Executive Chairman

Hugh has been the Chairman of Peninsula since inception in 2002 and is Senior Partner of Gill Akaster LLP, a long-standing and well respected firm of solicitors in Plymouth. Hugh is a commercial lawyer specialising in business disposals and acquisitions with extensive knowledge in property based law. Hugh is a member of the Lending Committee that review mortgage applications and enjoys an active involvement in developing external stakeholder relationships.

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Daniel Palmer
Chief Executive

Daniel joined Peninsula in 2003 and became Chief Executive in January 2013. Since joining he has held a number of key roles linked to the implementation and operation of the company's lending policy. Daniel is responsible for the strategy and management of the company, implementating the company's lending programme and the development of new broker relationships and marketing of new and existing loan products. Daniel is the Head of the company's Lending Committee and the main contact point for all new commercial mortgage enquiries.

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Robert Howard
Director of Risk and Legal Services

Robert is a commercial property lawyer who also had an integral part in the formulation of Peninsula in 2002. He possesses a wide range of experience in property law and is the company's Risk Director having a key role within the Lending Committee and underwriting new mortgage applications. Robert is also Company Secretary and is responsible for legal tasks at Board level.

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Matthew Cocking

Matthew joined Peninsula in 2005 and is the company's finance officer handling all operational aspects of the Company's accounts and finances. Matthew is also the primary contact for Loan Note Holders and the maintenance and development of investor relations.

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Suzanne Deacon
Account Manager

Suzanne has also held various roles with Peninsula and has been involved with the company since its inception. Suzanne provides support on both existing accounts and new applications and is also involved in day to day management of our Loan Stock Holder's investment and is responsible for all property insurance matters.

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Amy Gardner
Case Manager

Amy is the newest member of the Peninsula team joining in May 2013. Amy provides administrative support on the company's lending programme having an active involvement in new mortgage applications and liaising with brokers, solicitors and surveyors to ensure an efficient and smooth process to loan completion.

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Brian Hasell - FRICS FAVLP
Property Consultant

Brian has been a qualified surveyor for over 35 years and is the principle of Huntley & Partners, a leading firm of business transfer agents based in Plymouth. Brian has an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in the valuation and sale of commercial property and provides specialist advice to the Peninsula Lending Committee on property matters relating to new secured lending applications.