Henry Howard Finance Group has appointed a new group chief financial officer to support the independent funder’s future growth.
Mark Tweed (pictured) joins from Opel Vauxhall Finance, where he held various pan-European CFO and CEO roles. He will also take the role of head of legal.
The appointment follows the company’s announcement of strong half year figures, with income from asset-based lending activities up 30% year-on-year alongside an increase of 50% in own book lending.
Tweed said: “Henry Howard Finance is at an extremely exciting point of its evolution; growing originations significantly since commencing funded business, developing its highly successful broker model and building out operational capability to continue to deliver best in class service to its customers. I look forward to helping drive the future success of the business.”
Mark Catton, CEO of Henry Howard Finance, said: “Mark is an outstanding talent and brings a wealth of experience and fantastic reputation in the sector, and locally. We continue to strengthen our team, having added over a dozen new key appointments over the past six months or so, as we invest in our platform and position ourselves as a leading funder to SMEs.”
Tweed replaces current CFO Mark Burn, who is leaving to take up an external role.