About the Leasing Foundation

The Leasing Foundation, founded in 2012, is a not-for-profit organisation that has three key focus areas – innovation; young people; and diversity and inclusion – which are crucial in terms of driving growth across the industry.  From its inception, the Leasing Foundation has sought to demonstrate that there are many ways to support the development of the industry with a focus on getting the job done rather than structures and titles.   It has been a platform from which projects and initiatives are launched, and has partnered with the FLA and the AF-PA Trust amongst others to ensure that the industry has a flow of initiatives that promote innovation and research to ensure the business finance sector is as successful as possible and continues to play a vital role in helping organisations in the UK access the finance they need.

Our People



The Leasing Foundation is led by a board of eight, focused on innovation, young people and diversity and inclusion:


  • Andrew Denton (Alfa Financial Software, chairman)
  • Mike Randall (Simply, Innovation)
  • Nathan Mollett (Metro Bank, Next Generation)
  • Graeme Chisholm (CBC Resourcing, Next Generation)
  • Carol Roberts (1pm, Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Jo Davis (Locke Lord, Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Ian Isaac (Lombard, non-executive)
  • Gavin Wraith-Carter (Hitachi Capital, non-executive)