Joined Lombard in 1978 at the time the largest Asset Finance Company in Europe and the UK. Lombard proved to be my University of learning from all aspects of Financial Services and leadership, business management, strategy, performance management, people management and M&A this education culminating in me becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and Financial Services in 1998.
So I have been engaged in the Asset Finance and Leasing Industry for over 40 years held a number C – Level positions with major Financial Institutions both in the UK and Internationally, covering Europe, South America – Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Australia.
Led numerous M&A transactions both on the buy and sell side almost entirely in the Asset Finance and Vehicle Leasing Markets with both Private Equity and with the Asset Finance Industry organisations that I led.
Most recently CEO of the Maxxia Group a 'greenfield' operation founded in 2013 the business grew to originate £600m in asset finance per annum and to manage 20,000 vehicles. Divested of equity interest in March 2021.
Now engaged in supporting businesses as an Adviser, Non – Executive Director and investor covering both financial and non – financial businesses