Bibby Financial Services
Independent business funder, Bibby Financial Services (Bibby) has appointed Ray Lowrey as UK risk director. First joining Bibby 15 years ago, Ray has held a variety of roles with the financier, including operations manager, head of operations, business director and – most recently – deputy risk director. A member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, Ray was appointed to his current role following Ian Ramsden’s appointment as group risk director.
Payne Hicks Beach
Central London law firm, Payne Hicks Beach, has announced four promotions across its private client, family and property departments. Basil Dixon has been promoted from associate to partner in the private client team. In addition, Emily Foy, Emilie Helm and Marisa Beccarelli have been made associates in the family and property departments.
TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software tools, has announced that it has appointed Liz Andora as chief people officer. In her new role, Andora assumes responsibility for all aspects of TestPlant’s global human resources strategy and execution as the high-growth software company scales up its global presence. With more than 20 years of HR experience, Liz joins from Rally Software, which was recently acquired by CA Technologies, where she was vice president, people. She has a strong background in leading HR for leading technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and HP.
Following a strategic review, Allianz UK is changing its structure and creating a new single trading division combining commercial and personal lines business and a new technical division. The new Commercial and personal division will be led by Simon McGinn, who is currently general manager of Allianz’s commercial business. Neil Clutterbuck has been appointed as the new chief underwriting officer.
SalaryFinance, the financial employee benefit provider, has announced the appointment of Marina Theodosiou as head of decision science, with a brief to drive the development of the company’s credit risk function. Marina previously led Funding Circle’s risk and analytics team for 18 months, helping the firm to reach its £1bn lending milestone in 2015. She also worked as an economist at the European Central Bank and held a number of positions in the decision science departments of fintech startups.
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