Haydn Thomas appointed as CEO of Cornerstone Finance Group

Haydn and kevin

Haydn Thomas has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Finance Group following FCA approval.

Haydn, who moves from his role as Chief Commercial Officer which he’s held since 2020, will remain on the Board of the Group. Haydn, from Maesteg, has vast experience in Financial Services, having held various roles during his 25 years at NatWest. His role as CEO will see him have overall responsibility for all businesses within the Cornerstone Group, with a particular focus on leading the FCA regulated arms trading under The Cornerstone Network (TCN) and Cornerstone Finance brands.

As part of the restructure Kevin Morgan, who joined the business in August last year, will combine his role of Managing Director of Cornerstone Commercial Finance with the role of Chief Commercial Officer for the Group, whilst Michael Wayman becomes Executive Chair for the Group.

The Cornerstone Finance Group has experienced substantial growth in recent years and now employs 30 staff from its Cardiff Gate headquarters.

Commenting on the appointments Michael Wayman said:

“Haydn’s appointment as CEO is an incremental step in the Cornerstone journey. Both he and Kevin bring unrivalled experience in the sector and these appointments will drive the business into the next chapter, which will see further growth and us working to deepen client relationships.”

Commenting on his appointment, Haydn said:

“I am delighted to be moving into the CEO role for the Cornerstone Finance Group. I look forward to leading the business through its next growth phase and continuing the trajectory we’re on.”

The Cornerstone Finance Group is a hub of financial industry experts offering specialist interlinking services that work together. The Group operates across five different sectors of the UK financial services market – commercial finance, commercial insurance, wealth, mortgage and protection.

The Cornerstone Network has grown in the last two years and currently has 160 Mortgage & Protection Advisers across 48 Appointed Representative firms throughout the UK. It has supported over £425m in mortgages in 2023 and is on track to increase the number of advisers to over 200 in 2024, delivering in excess of £750m in mortgages.