Marketplace lender RateSetter has made two senior appointments in credit and risk. Jim Gunner has joined the board as a non-executive director and chair of the risk committee. Nigel Wilkinson has joined as head of commercial credit. Both executives are ex-HSBC. Jim has spent his career in banking, most of it specialising in risk management. He was senior executive for group risk at HSBC Holdings, representing the group in international banking and regulatory forums and was a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide. Jim also held senior positions in the credit or risk functions at Midland Bank, HSBC (UK) and Merrill Lynch HSBC and represented HSBC at the British Bankers’ Association for many years. He was also seconded as a consultant to the Financial Services Authority. Nigel has more than 30 years’ experience with HSBC and JP Morgan in credit risk management and transaction origination and execution. His career at HSBC included the positions of global head of risk, corporate trust and loan agency. Nigel’s role at RateSetter involves ensuring the sustainable growth of the company’s commercial lending operation.
Fnancial planning group Tilney Bestinvest has hired Alan Edwards as head of investment management for England. In this newly created role, Alan will take overall responsibility for the firm’s investment management teams based in London, Liverpool and Birmingham. Based in Liverpool, Alan will also sit on the group’s executive board. He joins from Julius Baer where he was a managing director. Prior to this, Alan was head of Barclays Wealth’s regional business in Manchester and Liverpool. He has also previously held senior positions with Coutts and HSBC. Before entering the financial services industry he was a professional rugby league player.
Crowe Clark Whitehill
Audit, tax and advisory firm, Crowe Clark Whitehill has appointed Lisa Mead as partner. Lisa joins from Saffery Champness, where she specialised in personal tax, providing UK tax planning advice on matters such as domicile, residency and the remittance basis of taxation to those both arriving and investing in, or departing from, the UK.
Freedom Finance, the UK credit loan broker has appointed Brian Brodie as its new group chief executive. With 25 years of experience, Brian most recently held the position of sales and marketing director at Virgin Money.
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