Leasing Foundation reinforces board to drive positive change in the development of leasing and asset finance professionals

Leasing Foundation reinforces board to drive positive change in the development of leasing and asset finance professionals

Eight new board directors have been appointed to the Leasing Foundation to drive a change in how the organisation supports the leasing and asset finance industry and UK businesses.

Championing asset finance as a profession that attracts the highest calibre of individuals and developing talent is core to the Foundation’s mission. Building on the existing programmes that the Foundation offers in education and diversity, a new world class certification framework is being created that will help develop skilled, forward looking and engaged professionals who will be a shining example to UK industry.

Carl D' Ammassa (Aldermore, chairman of the board) says “The appointment of our new board members, all of whom are senior, respected and influential figures in the industry, represents a huge step forward for the Foundation in helping us deliver on our ambitions. Adding to our already accomplished board will ensure that we collaborate successfully across our industry and trade bodies and use our reach to lead positive change in the development of professionals in the leasing and asset finance market.”

Professor Peter Thomas, executive director of the Foundation, notes: “Our new directors bring to us a collective wealth of international experience, insight, influential networks, commitment that any industry organisation would envy. I am excited about the prospect of working with my new colleagues and I am delighted to welcome them.”

The new board appointments are:

Gavin Wraith-Carter, Hitachi Capital Business Finance
Nathan Mollet, Metro Bank
Sharon Butler, Ricoh Europe 
Ian Smith, 1pm plc
Peter Alderson, LDF
Jo Davis, Locke Lord
Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost, D&D Leasing
Ian Isaac, RBS

The new special adviser to the board is Graeme Chisholm, CBCRS.

Existing board members are:

Carl D'Ammassa (chairman), Aldermore
Professor Peter Thomas (executive director), Falmouth, Beijing and Newcastle Universities
Carol Roberts, Bibby Leasing
John Hooper, independent
Mike Randall, Simply Asset Finance
Andrew Denton, Alfa plc
Jonathan Andrew (patron), Siemens Financial Services

About the Leasing Foundation

The Foundation's programmes include The MA in Leasing and Asset Finance, The Leasing Foundation Future Leaders, Diversity and Inclusion, Leasing360, The Young Leasing Professionals Network, The Leasing Foundation Awards and the Certified Asset Finance Professional.  The Leasing Foundation is a non-profit organisation supported by, and operating for the benefit of, the asset finance industry.