As a senior figure in the UK’s HNW property finance landscape, Alpa Bhakta has seen many changes within the industry. Alpa’s 20 year commitment to this field has given her a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience paralleled by few. Alpa joined Butterfield in 2011 to develop the UK property finance unit at the Private Bank in the UK. After her successful turnaround of this service area, Alpa was promoted to a European role across the private bank in London and the bank in Guernsey with a remit to align the two service offerings and grow market share. Following the strategic wind down of the private bank in the UK, but due to the continued success of her service area, Alpa was promoted to Managing Director of Butterfield Mortgages Limited and subsequently named CEO. She now manages a team of dedicated colleagues in servicing niche areas of the HNW mortgage industry. With a background in service excellence but with no necessity for allegiance with a specific private bank, Alpa is sure this business can grow exponentially. Prior to Butterfield, Alpa worked at BNP Paribas Fortis, where she headed up the private property finance team and was integral to launching and growing the lending portfolio from 1999. Following the buyout from Fortis Bank, Alpa was a key strategic driver in successfully integrating the private property finance team within BNP Paribas personal finance. Previously she held positions with Credit Agricole Indosuez private bank and NatWest.