Specialist lender Together has appointed a new corporate development director to its commercial property team as it continues to expand. David Cunningham, who will work with clients across the north-west, joins from Secure Trust Bank. Prior to this he spent 21 years at NatWest, where he specialised in real estate finance. David, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, said: “With experience spanning both the mainstream lending market and challenger banks, I’m excited to be entering the specialist lender arena. Together is very much at the forefront of this industry and it’s refreshing to see such an agile approach to lending, so I’m looking forward to working with clients across the north-west to deliver the funding they need.” Over the past year, Together’s headcount has increased by over 20 per cent, with over 460 colleagues now based at its South Manchester headquarters.
The lender’s corporate and commercial division has appointed Andrew Clayton as the new national head of financial sponsors. Based in London, Andrew will be responsible for the leveraged finance team across the UK and will be driving the strategy and origination of new transactions, supporting financial sponsors and management teams in the mid- corporate market place. Andrew has over 20 years of experience in leveraged finance, most recently with RBS, where he ran the leveraged finance business in the south of England for a period of eight years, originating and executing a wide range of transactions.
Bovill, the financial services regulatory consultancy, has today announced that it has appointed Terry Sahathevan as managing consultant of its newly established markets team. Terry Sahathevan has more than 25 years of experience in regulation and compliance, having spent time at the regulator, a number of authorised entities and the so-called big four. Terry held senior positions at the then-Financial Services Authority (FSA) where he managed the European banks supervision team, and at Deloitte, as director responsible for developing the wholesale markets business and as a consultant specialising in conduct risk, market abuse, transaction reporting and corporate governance. Terry will be responsible for developing the markets team focusing on the investment banking and broking arms. Ben Blackett-Ord, chief exec at Bovill, said:“[Terry’s] background with the regulator...means he is ideally positioned to build on Bovill’s expertise to create new opportunities with investment banking and broking firms.”