Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Mark Catton

Group CEO

Mark joined the team in January 2018, hired by private equity owner Cabot Square Capital to accelerate the investment in the platform, and scale it’s reach in providing finance to UK SMEs.

Mark is the former CEO of RBS Corporate Banking, and enjoyed leadership roles in Barclays in the UK and Europe, and Non Executive Director of Direct Line Group Plc at the time of its IPO. Mark has 30 years’ experience in financial services, mostly in corporate and SME finance, helping to build and grow successful businesses


Anne Williams

Group COO

Over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector building and managing business operations in large, well-respected national and global businesses. Latterly at GE Capital where she successfully held senior UK and Europe leadership roles; and is a certified GE Quality Leader. Holds a passion in building successful teams and developing people to reach their highest potential & deliver the best customer experience.


Mark Tweed

Group CFO

15 years’ experience operating at a UK and European senior executive level across auto and asset finance sectors. With a reputation for transforming teams and delivering exceptional added value through those teams, Mark has consistently driven significant financial and operational change and innovation.


Jon Maycock

Commercial Director

20 years’ experience in the SME lending market across a range of commercial & leadership roles. Holds a proven track record in scaling asset finance businesses through direct, intermediary and vendor channels; with a passion for delivering great results for customers through great people & with great technologies.


Faye Armitage

Partnership Director

20 years’ experience in Lloyds Banking Group and TSB; managing the largest retail team, a national HR team and latterly building a new national Commercial Banking function. Holds a proven track record of building and leading large, high performing teams that deliver excellent results across a wide range of objectives.


Julie Warren

Marketing Director

Over 25 years’ experience in senior sales and marketing roles within Barclays, Aldermore and new start Fintechs; with experience ranging from Brand, PR, digital, partnerships, lead generation, social and much more. Holds a proven track record of building first class marketing functions with strong focus around integrated sales and marketing outputs.


Alex Pooley

Transformation Director

20 years’ experience in a range of portfolio, programme and finance roles within GE Capital, Aldermore and several PE backed SME high growth firms. Has extensive experience evolving and scaling businesses; and is passionate about leading teams through customer focused change.


Gavin Dowding

Head of Technology & BI

16 years’ experience in IT, Business Intelligence, Data and Operational Leadership roles within Financial Services and Utilities. Significant achievements in building technology teams to support large scale business transformation and growth. Passionate about people, innovation, technology and music.


Melissa Rees

Head of HR & Compliance

14 years’ experience in senior tandem compliance/HR roles providing regulatory advice, strategic design, policy development and assurance monitoring to UK and overseas regulated financial services entities. Has established robust first and second line of defence governance oversight frameworks whilst delivering strong engagement with HR and Compliance Programmes.


Catrin Nation

Head of Legal

Joined Propel as Head of Legal in January 2019 to form Propel’s first in-house legal function. Holds responsibility for ensuring all Propel’s products and services comply with both the letter and spirit of their legal obligations. Has over 15 years’ experience as a legal advisor, having worked both in private practice and in-house. Works in partnership with all Propel teams, and believes the best legal advice comes from knowing a business “inside and out”.