Scottish Building Society has appointed Raymond Abbott as its new Chairman, Abbott takes over the role from Rob Golbourn who will remain as non-executive director until he retires from the Board in October. Abbott, who is a chartered accountant, has been vice-chairman and senior independent director at the Society since 2015, and a member of the Board since…

Lowell has announced changes to its Group Executive team. Current Group Chief Risk Officer, Sara de Tute, has been appointed to the UK Board as a new Non-Executive Director (NED), she will be succeeded by Laurence Bogni-Bartholmé, who joins the Group from Wells Fargo. After five years with Lowell, current Group CRO, Sara de Tute,…

Short term lender Oakam, has appointed Julie Haugen to Chief Product & Marketing Officer. Most recently, she was Oakam’s Head of Digital Strategy & Customer Experience, playing an instrumental role in the digital transformation of the business. In her new position, Haugen will drive customer-led digital product innovation through closer alignment of Oakam’s marketing and…

Debt Management specialist Bridgewood has appointed Louise Carrington from RSM Tenon to become the firm’s new Insolvency Practitioner. Carrington started her career at P&A before spending nine years at RSM where she was Associate Director. Carrington said: “I was attracted to Bridgewood as they are a growing insolvency firm locally and are well-known for being friendly, approachable…

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Credit Union (BFWCU) has announced the addition of two new members to its board. Michael Vincent and Joseph Tantram will help oversee BFWCU operations and support borrowers and savers in the town, after being invited to join the board for their professional skills, local connections and specialist knowledge. Vincentl is a…

The Bank of England has appointed Joanna Place as its Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective as of today. Place has been acting as COO since 1 May, and previously was the Executive Director of Human Resources. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, said: “I am very pleased that Jo will be the Bank’s…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced the appointment of Maggie Craig as the Head of Department, Scotland. Head of Department Scotland is a new role created to take forward the FCA’s presence in Scotland. Maggie will be focused on developing this approach and contributing to Scottish aspects of FCA policies. Craig joined the…

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has appointed Andrea Coscelli as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Dr Coscelli has held the position of Acting CEO since July 2016, taking on the role from the previous incumbent, Alex Chisholm. The CMA is the UK’s independent competition…

Gatehouse Bank has announced two new senior appointments. Tim Blease is joining Gatehouse as Chief Operating Officer and Sharron Harvey is joining as Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources. Blease will be contributing to Gatehouse’s new strategy including its move into retail mortgages. His previous roles include New Business Strategy and Innovation Director at…

The Credit Services Association (CSA) has appointed Arran Hope as its Apprenticeship Coordinator. Hope’s appointment follows the Association’s successful inclusion on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) – meaning that the CSA is approved to deliver apprenticeship training for employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy. He will be the central point of contact regarding the…

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