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 also worked in the product divisions of HSBC and the veterinary charity PDSA.

In his new role, Preen will be assessing new global markets and product sets for BFS to help support SMEs needs through new innovations. He will also be responsible for assessing and developing new partnerships and business models to help BFS leverage routes into new markets and offer innovative services to new and existing customers.

Alex Kousiopoulos, Global Product Director, said “In 2019, SMEs find themselves confronted with an array of funding options. At BFS, we want to ensure that in all of our markets, we are continuously developing our products and services to help us and our customers stay ahead of the curve.

“Jonathon’s diverse and highly successful background leaves us well placed to fulfil this goal and we’re very happy to have him on board.”