Independent Growth Finance appoints CEO

6th September 2023

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has announced that it has appointed Steve Chait as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Chait has more than 30 years in asset based lending with Burdale, Wells Fargo and, most recently, Blazehill Capital. 

Current IGF CEO John Onslow announced that he has decided to step down as CEO after seven years. Onlsow has recently been undergoing chemotherapy as part of his ongoing treatment for cancer and earlier this year advised that it would be best for the company and key stakeholders if a replacement were found. Thankfully Onslow’s treatment is progressing well, and the company is optimistic that Onlsow will return later in the year.

John Allbrook, IGF Chair said “I am delighted we have appointed Steve as our new CEO. He brings new energy and drive in addition to his undoubted knowledge and expertise of the market, which will all be key ingredients for the Company’s continuing success. Following a rigorous search & selection process, I am confident we have identified the best person possible for this job.”

John Onslow CEO said “I was very impressed with the quality of candidates that we attracted for this role and am highly confident that we have the right individual for the job. I would like to wish Steve every success at IGF.