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The Leasing Foundation names 2022 30 under 30 – the rising stars in asset finance

The Leasing Foundation has announced who has made it into its 2022 30 under 30 index.

The index, which is in its second year, is sponsored by Acquis Data Services.  It is an annual celebration of the most influential and highest achieving individuals in the asset finance industry.  Representing 29 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 driving forward the asset finance world. 

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 commented: “The Leasing Foundation 30 under 30 recognises and celebrates the next generation of talent in the asset finance industry.  We took time to review countless number of nominations and judged them on their accomplishments, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise.  For the second year running have an index of 30 outstanding individuals in this space, all aged 30 and under.  Our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate individuals for the 2022 Leasing Foundation 30 under 30.  Our congratulations go to everyone who made our list. The impressive and substantial achievements by every one of these individuals is testament to the breadth of young talent in the asset finance community.”

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

1.       Name Company
2.       Aaron Ghuman. Shire Leasing
3.       Abbie Mosley Time Finance
4.       Adrian Monger Hexa Finance
5.       Alex McWilliams Simply
6.       Alice Scoates Lombard
7.       Alistair Trussler Aldermore Bank
8.       Ana-Maria Broscatan Close Brothers
9.       Arsalan Shaikh Netsol Technologies
10.   Becky Hays MAF Finance
11.   Ben Millard Societe Generale Equipment Finance
12.   Brad Garside PMD Business Finance
13.   Cat Dickson Alfa Financial Software
14.   Eleanor Russell-Blackburn Haydock Finance
15.   Ella Macdonald Novuna
16.   George Churcher Moorgate Finance
17.   Georgia Bright Praetura
18.   Glen McQuilken Metro Bank
19.   Hafsah T Ali HPE Financial Services
20.   Hana Stavileci Lenovo
21.   Hannah Perrin Close Brothers
22.   Haz O’Connell DF Capital
23.   Jake Harfield Paragon
24.   James Gordon United Trust Bank
25.   Jasmine Buller Star Asset Finance
26.   Joe Capocci Tomorrow’s Journey
27.   Josh Grady Lloyds Banking Group
28.   Luke Taylor Liberty Leasing
29.   Mariana Vidal Acquis
30.   Oliver Cole Cornwood Finance
31.   Tonika Pettman Arkle Finance

30 under 30 criteria

Entry was open to any UK-based asset finance or leasing professional, aged 29 or younger on 30 September 2022, 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