Aldermore, the specialist bank, has made two senior appointments to its Business Finance risk team. Jon Flagg has joined as Risk Director for Asset Finance and Clive Gould has been appointed Risk Director for Invoice Finance.

Having started his financial services career in corporate lending at NatWest, Flagg has over two decades of asset finance risk experience. He has held senior positions at National Australia Bank, CIT/Newcourt, HSBC and BNP Paribas, and joins the Bank from GE Capital, where he led GE’s asset finance underwriting activities.Gould brings over 24 years’ of industry experience to Aldermore, along with invoice finance specific credit and risk leadership skills. He has spent the last 12 years at Close Brothers Invoice Finance, most recently in the Credit Risk Director role.

Carl D’Ammassa, Group Managing Director at Aldermore, said: “Last year, Aldermore’s Business Finance division originated £1 billion in new lending so it is vital that we maintain a strong and effective risk management function. The wealth of experience that Jon and Clive bring to the Bank will help us to continue to manage the division’s risk appetite in a prudent and transparent way, while giving us the ability to react quickly and flexibility to the financial needs of the UK’s fast-growing small and medium-sized businesses.”