Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Mark Catton

Group CEO

20 years’ experience in executive level financial services, mostly Corporate and SME segments. CEO Oracle Finance. 7 years CEO RBS Corporate. 7 years MD Barclays Corporate / Barclays Capital. NED Direct Line Group Plc at time of IPO. Independent Chair RBS Retail Risk & Audit. Chair various Risk, Capital, Treasury and Conduct committees.

Anne Williams

Group COO

22 years’ senior/executive level experience in Asset Finance. UK and pan-European Operational and Commercial roles for GE Capital, Pallas Leasing Group (part of UBS) and Lloyds Bowmaker (part of Lloyds Banking Group). Trustee Director of the GE Capital Pension Plan February 2005 to May 2012.

Mark Tweed

Group CFO

12 years’ executive level experience in financial services, with 11 years within Motor Finance sector. European roles within Opel Vauxhall Finance (previously GM Financial) included European CFO and UK CEO. Fellow of the ICAEW with 10 years plus experience of external and internal audit.  NED Aberystwyth University and Welsh Sports Association.  Member of various audit, finance and governance committees.  Alumni of the ICAEW F-Ten programme.

Jon Maycock

Commercial Director

20 years’ experience in Asset Finance market, across commercial, capital markets and leadership roles. Most recently Managing Director for Hampshire Trust Bank, Specialist Business Finance, operating as ExCo member and full range of Bank governance committees. Aldermore Commercial Director for 3 years. GE Capital for 10 years; and registered company Director across operating asset finance entities.

Faye Armitage

Partnership Director

20 years’ experience in Lloyds Banking Group and TSB, managing the largest retail team, a national HR team and then building a new national commercial banking function. Also holds a proven track record of leading large and high performing teams and delivering excellent results across a wide range of objectives.

Julie Warren

Marketing Director

21 years’ direct sales and marketing experience in commercial finance including senior marketing roles within Barclays, Aldermore, Growth Street and Satago. Passionate about digital marketing and creating a first class customer experience. 5 years’ experience in the Fintech sector and working with all the main referral platforms in the UK to create new distribution channels for products to UK SMEs.

Alex Pooley

Transformation Director

20 years within GE Capital, Aldermore and several PE backed SME high growth firms. Extensive senior leadership experience delivering customer led transformation, build and scaling of businesses.

Gavin Dowding

Head of Technology & BI

12 years experience in senior technology leadership roles specialising in solution architecture, business transformation, software delivery, and BI & analytics. 5 years’ senior change delivery and leadership roles at Wales and West Utilities, 7 years’ technical, change deliver and senior leadership roles in financial services – Lloyds Banking Group, Brightside Insurance.

Melissa Rees

Head of HR & Compliance

14 years’ experience in senior tandem compliance/HR roles in retail financial services – sectors included high net worth investments, aviation insurance and most recently 4 years in asset finance advising UK and overseas regulated entities. Previously held CF1 Director for an investment firm, Deputy UK MLRO for Opel Vauxhall Finance and HR Director for a UK private security provider specialising in high net worth clients.

Catrin Nation

Head of Legal

15 years’ PQE experience in both private practice (advising blue chips and SMEs) and senior in-house roles (previously Head of Legal EMEA & USA for large PLC).  Significant experience in employment, litigation and commercial law – with particular knowledge of agreeing terms for business partnerships and outsourcing arrangements, including international recruitment services for Barclays.