Close Brothers Asset Management
Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has strengthened its financial education corporate relationship team, making key appointments in senior positions. Mike Hardy (pictured) has been appointed as director of strategic partnerships having over 15 years’ experience in this area with senior positions at three FTSE companies; HSBC, Aviva and Lloyds Bank. His role will be to widen the use of CBAM's financial education services across UK employers via key partnerships and associations. Mike is joined by three colleagues bolstering our employer relationship team: Tracie Denson and Marcus Read join as directors – financial education; Tracie will look after businesses in the north of England and Scotland and Marcus will work in the south east. Stacey Lewis also joins the client service team.
GapCap, an alternative finance provider for SMEs, has appointed Rob Boomer as financial controller. In his new role, Rob will be responsible for providing financial control of the business, working both internally and externally to ensure GapCap’s finances are vigorously monitored, controlled and optimised, as the business continues to grow. Previously finance business partner at Heathrow Airport, Rob joins GapCap with significant experience in financial administration and client engagement across several sectors including financial services, commercial and retail. Boomer has been integral in handling all financial aspects of Heathrow Airport’s £3bn development plan, managing a team of six analysts across the airfield and liaising with key stakeholders. Prior to this he worked at blue-chip firms including Deloitte, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Ernst and Young and Kingfisher.
London tech company ContactEngine has appointed Bob Mann as chairman of the board. This follows the recently announced Series A investment of £2m made by venture capital firms Amadeus Capital Partners and Beringea. Mann replaces former chair Philip Kimberley, who will remain as a non-executive board director. As an entrepreneur and business leader, Mann has more than 25 years in the high tech industry. His success in working with businesses across customer applications, cloud-based SaaS and US market expansion will help to steer ContactEngine’s growth internationally after the company’s recent fundraising.
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