30 under 30

The brightest and best young executives in the asset finance industry have been revealed in the inaugural 30 Under 30 index from The Leasing Foundation, which was launched at the 2021 Asset Finance Connect UK Conference & Awards.

Edward Peck, founder of Asset Finance Connect, welcomed the candidates to the stage during the evening awards ceremony in London to receive trophies recognising their achievement.

The 30 Under 30 listing will be published annually to celebrate the most influential and highest achieving individuals in the asset finance industry.

This year’s recipients represent 22 different lenders or service providers who together are investing in the future leaders of the industry.

Nathan Mollett, director at the Leasing Foundation, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award on the night for his work in supporting young professionals, said: “The Leasing Foundation 30 under 30 celebrates the individuals that are guiding the industry forward. We were inundated with nominations, all of which were of an incredibly high standard, which made the judging process very tough.

“In the end, we had to focus on looking at the qualities and the skills required to prosper in today’s competitive and fast-changing environment. It is a privilege to shine a light on a diverse and impressive mix of next-generation leaders who are shaping the future of business finance. They all have great careers ahead of them.”

The Leasing Foundation, founded in 2012, is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on innovation, young people, diversity, and inclusion.

Mike Randall, chair of the Leasing Foundation, said: “These 30 ambitious professionals demonstrate the talent, drive and leadership to steer the asset finance industry through the next stage of evolution and disruption. It is heartening to see our industry in such safe hands for the coming years.”

In alphabetical order (by first name) the Leasing Foundation 30 under 30 are:

Adam Cunliffe  Time Finance
Alexia Perez-Rosell  Funding Circle
Archie Hall  Hitachi Capital
Aysha Ellis-Aziz  Netsol Technologies
Caterina Di Sapia  Alfa Financial Software
Charlotte Downing  Simply
Chloe Gibbs  Lombard
Christie Bell  Lloyds Banking Group
Claire Perman  Shawbrook
Debra Grimshaw  Asset Finance Solutions
Doyinsola Ishola  Alfa Financial Software
Eleni Simpson  DF Capital
Elliot Wilson  Haydock Finance
Elly Rowley  Lombard
Freia Janes  Wesleyan Bank
Hannah Tydd  Hampshire Trust Bank
Hayley MacFarlane  United Trust Bank
Jack Camilatto Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Jamie Sangwin  SGEF
Jamie Smart  Lloyds Banking Group
Jenna Gass  Close Brothers
Jeremy Wright  QV Systems
Jessica Hall  Lombard
Lauren McQuilken  Metro Bank
Louisa Singo  Aldermore
Ricky McNeil  MAF Finance Group
Robyn Glenny  Simply
Sam Peach  Shire Leasing
Shannon Fairhall  Hitachi Capital
Tamara Hill  Aldermore