Julia Penny has been appointed as the new ICAEW Vice-President for 2020-21. Penny is an audit, accounting and anti-money laundering technical specialist. She has worked at organisations including Wilmington PLC, Wolters Kluwer and Baker Tilly. In 2013 she joined ICAEW Council. She was a member of the ICAEW Technical Strategy Board until June 2017, when…

Order to cash specialist, Onguard has announced the appointment of Marieke Saeij as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective as of November 1st. Saeij has been the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Onguard for three years and is the successor of Bert van der Zwan, who held the positions of Chairman of the Board and CEO…

Paul Uppal has stepped down from his role as Small Business Commissioner. Fiona Dickie, the Deputy Pubs Code Adjudicator, will provide oversight in the Small Business Commissioner role until early November, pending the appointment of an Interim Commissioner. An open recruitment campaign to appoint a new Small Business Commissioner will get underway immediately. The role…

Ultimate Finance has appointed Vinnie Dobie and Jemma Taylor as Regional Directors for the North West. Dobie joins the team building on his expertise in invoice finance to offer more tailored funding solutions to his contact base and Taylor brings a broad range of funding expertise to the team from her experience in business funding…

Moore Kingston Smith has announced the appointment of partner Ian Robert to Chair of Moore Recovery UK – the recovery sector group with members from across the Moore UK network. Robert takes over from Duncan Swift, following the group’s recent annual conference. Robert is Head of Corporate Recovery at Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency Practitioners…

UK SME banking provider Cashplus has appointed a new Credit Director to drive the company’s focus on SME lending. Rahul Duseja joins from American Express where he was Head of Credit Risk for UK Commercial Cards and Payments. The move comes as Cashplus reveals it filed a banking licence application with the Bank of England…

Asset Finance company, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has announced the appointment of Theo Chatha as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BFS, Chatha spent eleven years with Close Brothers, holding a variety of executive roles across its banking, property finance, and asset finance and leasing divisions. Most recently, he held the role of Bank Finance Director, overseeing…

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has bolstered its team in the Midlands, with the appointment of Matt Broomfield as Regional Sales Director. Broomfield has 13 years’ experience in the business lending market, having previously worked within the asset-based lending departments of major UK banks such as RBS and HSBC. He has developed a wealth of…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made two new senior appointments. Kate Collyer joins its Chief Economist and Marlene Shiels, joins as Chair of the FCA’s Smaller Business Practitioner Panel. Collyer is currently Chief Economist for Energy and Market Frameworks and Joint-Director of Analysis at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The FCA’s…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Jonathon Preen as its new Global Head of Innovation. Preen joins BFS with over 8 years’ experience in leading innovation and creating new business models across a range of industries. Prior to joining BFS, Preen worked at HomeServe, where he served as Senior NPD & Innovation Manager. he has…

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