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The Leasing Foundation reveals the 2023 30 under 30 rising stars in asset finance

The Leasing Foundation has now announced who has made it into its 2023 30 under 30 index.  Now in its third year, the 30 under 30 initiative aims to recognise individuals’ exceptional talent, showcase their achievements, and reward their passion, creativity, and brilliance.

Supported by Asset Finance Connect, and this year again sponsored by Acquis, the index – which is published annually – seeks to celebrate the most influential and highest achieving individuals in the asset finance industry.  Representing 30 different lenders or service providers, they are all making an impact in the sector.  In some cases, with a focussed commitment to business growth and professional excellence, they are reinventing the world of asset finance. 

The rising stars, all who are aged 30 and under, received their accolade at the Asset Finance Connect event yesterday. 

Nathan Mollett, chair of the Leasing Foundation and head of asset finance at United Trust Bank, commented: “A huge well done to everyone in this year’s Leasing Foundation 30 under 30 index.  For the third year in a row, the index features a wealth of young talent bringing fresh approaches to asset finance.  These individuals pave the way to success in our industry, break down barriers, demonstrate passion and skill, and ultimately push the industry forward.  Landing a spot on this index is a significant achievement for any ambitious young person – and the talent showcased this year includes many future rising stars with a bright path ahead of them.”

The Leasing Foundation 2023 30 under 30 are (in alphabetical order by first name):

Amber ChaudhryAldermore
Amy HollandTime Finance
Ben KilleenHaydock
Cara DentonShire Leasing
Chloe ParkerPMD Business Finance
Cian O’CallaghanSimply
Dan JarmanHH Business Finance
Ellese JonesCatfoss
George TartagliaApproved Business Finance
Georgie MajorMetro Bank
Hannah GoodallKingsway Finance / Praetura  
Holly McLauchlanDF Capital
Inayah Noormahomed-QureshiShoosmiths
Jack DoranCrown Business Finance
Jack MarstonLombard
Jamie BridsonAston Commercial Finance
Jasmine PowellNovuna Business Finance
Jasmine RoachArkle Finance
Jennifer O’LearyRenaissance Asset Finance
Katie GildingMoorgate Finance
Katie PriestInvestec Bank
Katie StretchUTB
Kevin CalkiewiczCharles & Dean
Mabel EllerkerAlfa Financial Software
Mike BrockbankWSC
Mike ChapmanMAF
Natalie MeadAcquis
Premil MatthewsCompass Business Finance
Rhys Llewellyn-HarriesPropel Finance
Tia CrabtreeFunding Circle

30 under 30 criteria

Entry was open to any UK-based asset finance or leasing professional, aged 29 or younger on 30 September 2023, working for either a lender or a service provider.  Candidates could either nominate themselves, or be nominated, by demonstrating:

  • Overall performance within their role
  • Tangible examples of coaching or inspiring other young people within the business
  • Driver of change or transformation within the business
  • Champions of D&I within the business
  • Involvement in promotion of the industry outside of the day job
  • Charitable activity