Jackie Bennett joined UK Finance in February 2018. As Director of Mortgages she has overall responsibility for delivering the mortgage policy work of UK Finance. Jackie has over 17 years of mortgage industry experience. Between 2001 and 2014 Jackie worked at Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), one of the bodies integrated into UK Finance in July 2017. She was Head of Policy at CML for 10 years, delivering on a number of key initiatives related to mortgage regulation and vulnerable customers. Immediately prior to joining UK Finance, Jackie worked for two different mortgage lenders in senior compliance roles. She also served as Deputy Manager for property and household at Association of British Insurers (ABI), having spent her early career working in a variety of police and criminal policy roles at the Home Office.
In June 2010, Jackie was awarded an OBE for services to the financial services industry in the Queen’s birthday honours list.