Globalisation and the need to keep up with international trends have led to an increase in the number of global CEOs now leading the FTSE’s largest listed companies, although UK CEOs remain the first choice, according to the Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker. The total number of UK CEOs leading the FTSE 100 has slipped…

The board of Hampshire Trust Bank plc have announces the appointment of Matthew Wyles as the Bank’s new Chief Executive Officer subject to regulatory approval. Wyles will join Hampshire Trust Bank with immediate effect as CEO (Designate). This follows the announcement late last year that Mark Sismey-Durrant, who has been CEO since 2012, had decided…

Insolvency and restructuring trade body.R3 has announced that Stuart Frith, a Partner at Stephenson Harwood LL will be its new President. With over 30 years’ experience in the insolvency and restructuring profession, Frith has expertise covering both corporate and personal insolvency work. A partner in Stephenson Harwood since 2009, he is also a Deputy Judge…

Online lender Spotcap today opened the Fintech Fellowship to applicants. The programme offers an £8k award to a postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. Applications will be open for four months and close on the 1  August 2018. The fellowship launched last year to raise awareness of the fintech talent…

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that Tim Parker has been appointed as the new position as Chairman of the Board. The board is responsible for overseeing the leadership and direction of HMCTS and ensuring that it effectively delivers the aims and objectives set by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and…

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), the membership body and regulator for those specialising in insolvency practice, has appointed Lloyd Hinton as its new President for the coming year. Hinton takes office with immediate effect and serves as the Association’s figurehead and Chair of its board of directors for the next twelve months. Hinton is a Licensed…

Zopa has announced a governance restructure in advance of launching its next-generation bank. The re-structure will establish separate boards for the Zopa P2P business, proposed bank (subject to banking licence approval) and Group in order to facilitate the increasing scale of the business, ensure good corporate governance and protect the interests of its customers. The…

ThinCats, the alternative funding specialist, has announced a senior hire to cover the North West region. Richard Lamb joins ThinCats to lead new business origination throughout the North West, after nearly a decade as Relationship Director at NatWest, and having been in corporate banking since 1992.  He joins the company’s growing team of experienced bankers who…

Shire Leasing has announced structural changes to their leadership team. Mark Picken is to move to CEO with Helen Lumb taking the CFO role and Malcolm Workman to be COO. This new structure will see the various business disciplines report through Lumb and Workman and provide a broader management spread and greater focus on the…

Insolvency accountancy firm Thomas Westcott has appointed Jon Mitchell as a new Partner. Mitchell was recruited in 2015 as a director to launch and head our business recovery and insolvency service. Thomas Westcott’s chairman, Richard Thomas, said “Jon has performed superbly since he joined us, launching and growing our business recovery and insolvency service and…

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