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Keltbray looks to Santander for group investment director

Keltbray has appointed a former Santander banker as its group investment director.

Joseph Goldberg joins the specialist in a newly created role in which he will have responsibility for the group’s long-term growth and will identify markets for future development.

Mr Goldberg was previously a relationship director at Santander, responsible for corporate trading businesses in the construction, housebuilding and property sectors across London and the South-east, with Keltbray among his customers.

Keltbray group finance director John Keehan said: “Joseph handled Keltbray’s banking at Santander for a number of years. We had a good relationship and he understands our business.

“Based on our exponential growth over the past decade, we have now got to the stage where we need more dedicated investment expertise to help ensure we optimise our market opportunities.

“Joseph is well placed to provide this support and we look forward to tapping into his expertise and market knowledge, particularly in the area of property and construction, where he has a great track record.”  

Mr Goldberg said there was “considerable potential for better long-term investment planning and for improving asset and capital efficiency” at Keltbray.

He will report to group CEO Brendan Kerr and Mr Keehan as a member of the group’s executive board.

Last month, Keltbray announced it had more than doubled pre-tax profit and grown turnover above £350m.

The group acquired some of Dunne’s assets from administrators FRM Advisory after the latter went into administration in July 2016.

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