Mann Island Finance has announced that Head of Sales John Hughes has been appointed as Managing Director of the business. Hughes replaces Jo Jenner who has now moved to a new role at parent Investec.

Hughes has been part of the team that sold the business to Investec in 2014,and will be taking the lead in building upon the significant investment and work undertaken under Investec’s ownership.

Hughes said  “The last three years have seen a transformation at Mann Island; our dealer driven ‘can do’ culture, which has long been a key part of our approach is now seeing the results of significant investment and a smart step to combine our brokerage heritage with our own lending capabilities. It is a move that will enable us to offer a best in class approach of product, people and processes.”

“As we always hoped, the entrepreneurial spirit present in both Mann Island and Investec along with the resources and investment that have been made available to us have significantly accelerated our growth trajectory. It is a great time to be given the opportunity to lead the business with a significant pipeline of technological innovation planned in the weeks and months ahead. We are very well positioned to provide the type of smarter and deeper level of support that dealers are looking for to help their businesses.”