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Leasing Foundation appoints new chair

POSTED: 13th June 2016
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The Leasing Foundation is delighted to announce that the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation will be Carl D’Ammassa of Aldermore. Carl is Group Managing Director of Business Finance at Aldermore, joining the business from Hitachi in 2013.

Carl says of his decision to become the new Chair of the Foundation: “I am delighted to take up the role of Chair of the Leasing Foundation. I see the Foundation as driving towards more effective development of the industry - not just in terms of diversity, but in terms of more successful careers for all in the industry. The Foundation’s educational programmes are excellent and will help build a sustainable industry at a time when many financial services institutions are not effectively investing in people. I’m looking forward to working with the Foundation to further unify the industry as a strong and vibrant community of professionals”.

Andrew Denton, Foundation CEO says: “We warmly welcome Carl’s decision to step into the important role of Chair of the Foundation. We know that with his support we will continue to grow the Foundation’s influence by shaping our programmes around the needs of the industry and working with other bodies to benefit the whole of the industry”.

Carl’s appointment as Chair is one of several new appointments including former Close Brothers Asset Finance CEO Mike Randall to the Foundation’s Board; and the appointment of new Governors of the Foundation including Jo Davis (Locke Lord), Fran Watson (Siemens Financial Services), Gavin Wraith-Carter (Hitachi Capital Business Finance), Gabriele DUva (GE Capital) and John Chadwick (Acquis Insurance Management). The Foundation also continues to invite new Fellows to the Foundation including most recently Stephen Jenkins (Tower Leasing), Colin Tourick (International Auto Finance Network) and Sean Read (Syscap).

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Notes to Editors:

Aldermore

Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals, who we believe are often poorly- or under-served by the wider market.

Aldermore has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face to face through its network of regional offices located around the UK.

Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be.

Established in 2009, Aldermore has grown significantly. At the end of March 2016, lending to customers stood at £6.5 billion and customer deposits totalled £6.2 billion.

For more information, please visit www.aldermore.co.uk.

Aldermore Bank PLC is an operating entity of Aldermore Group PLC. In March 2015, Aldermore Group PLC’s shares (ALD.L) listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Aldermore Bank PLC is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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