Allica

Allica

Our Team

Our Team

Mark Stephens

Chief Executive Officer

Mark has over 30 years of experience in senior management and executive roles in the banking and finance sector. He has held credit, operations and corporate roles and has started up several successful businesses.

James Heath

Chief Financial Officer

James is a highly experienced finance executive with a track record of over 25 years in banking, SME financing, risk, regulation, funding and treasury.

Michele Turmore

Chief Operating Officer

Michele has experience in senior management and executive roles in financial services, including IT & Operations, Retail & Commercial Banking, Credit Risk, Change, Wealth Management and Bancassurance.

Simon Bateman

Chief Information Officer

Simon has over 25 years of experience in delivering IT services and transformational change in senior positions across the banking and finance sector in the UK.

Chris Weller

Chief Commercial Officer

Chris has extensive experience providing strategic direction and commercial functional leadership in the SME and financial services sector in the UK.

Neil Sculley

Chief Risk Officer

Neil has over 38 years banking experience with 25 years in senior leadership roles across Risk, Credit and Relationship Management primarily with RBS/NatWest group.

Kate Valdar

General Counsel

Kate has over 11 years experience working as a corporate and commercial lawyer, mainly in the financial services sector, with an in-depth knowledge of dealing with regulators and legislative change.

Sabine Popp

Head of Marketing

Sabine is an experienced and customer focused marketing executive with over 20 years’ track record in corporate and SME marketing and consulting, across a broad range of industries.

Sandy Luke

Head of Treasury

Sandy is a highly experienced treasury professional who has worked in the UK finance community for over 30 years in roles covering money broking, foreign exchange, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk exposure management.

Sean Sitton

Head of IT & Service Delivery

Sean is a highly experienced IT professional with over 15 years’ experience in defining, delivering and managing IT services in the UK Banking sector, with particular expertise in designing, implementing and supporting IT infrastructures.

Nicola Tunney

Head of Operations

Nicola has over 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She successfully delivered strategic, business and cultural change within leading financial institutions; the focus always being on driving customer service excellence.

Nick Baker

Head of Intermediaries

Nick Baker has over 12 years’ experience as a Financial Services professional specialising predominantly in Commercial Mortgages.

David Plant

Head of Finance

David Plant is a Qualified Accountant with 20 years of financial management experience with over a decade in the banking and asset finance sector. Previously working with UK and pan-European businesses with Close Brothers, CIT Group and Deutsche Bank.

Gareth Claxton

Senior Commercial Manager

Gareth Claxton has more than thirty years’ experience as a commercial mortgage lending professional, with a proven track record in both High Street and Challenger banks.

Louise Read

Executive Assistant

Louise is a CEO level Executive Assistant with a successful track record of working to challenging and numerous deadlines, project managing a myriad of work streams whilst maintaining strong relationships with all key stakeholders.

Hillary Townsend

Office Manager

Hillary is responsible for the smooth running of our office environment, supporting a growing team of staff and contractors as our business grows. Hilary also has a creative and performing background, and is usually the first to welcome visitors.

Board of Directors

Chris Jolly

Non-Executive Chairman

Chris has held senior roles at a number of major banks and institutions, including being Managing Director at Merrill Lynch until early 2009.

Ian Burgess

Non-Executive Investor Director

Ian co-founded Warwick Capital Partners with Alfredo Mattera in 2010. Since then they have built it into a successful multi fund business.

Patrice McDonald

Non-Executive Director

As Chair of our Risk Committee, Patrice focuses on helping us to meet its regulatory capital requirements and develop its risk management framework.

Paul Marston

Non-Executive Director

Paul is a business banking expert with more than 15 years’ experience of providing strategic leadership within both commercial and asset finance, with a particular focus on the SME market.

Raj Kapoor

Non-Executive Director

Rajan Kapoor was Financial Controller of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and held a number of senior finance positions in a 28-year career with RBS.

Mark Stephens

Chief Executive Officer

Mark has over 30 years of experience in senior management and executive roles in the banking and finance sector. He has held credit, operations and corporate roles and has started up several successful businesses.

James Heath

Chief Financial Officer

James is a highly experienced finance executive with a track record of over 25 years in banking, SME financing, risk, regulation, funding and treasury.

Job Openings

There are currently no job openings, but if you’d like to introduce yourself to be considered for future opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

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