Meet the team – financial services and leasing experts

<strong>Roger Skinner</strong>
Roger SkinnerCEO

Roger is well respected in the financial services industry, with more than 30 years’ experience UK and Internationally. He has excellent leadership credentials, with previous executive roles for Lombard and Masterlease. He’s a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Leasing Foundation.

<b>Geoff Kruyt</b>
Geoff KruytManaging Director

Geoff is a finance and insurance industry professional with over 30 years’ experience. Geoff joined McMillan Shakespeare (MMS) in 2000, bringing expertise in developing operational synergies and executing business strategies. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration and is a graduate from the Harvard AMP Program.

<strong>Julian Humphreys</strong>
Julian HumphreysChief Revenue Officer

Julian has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and the contract hire industry in the UK and Europe. An asset financing and leasing expert, Julian is the Chief Revenue Officer with overall responsibility for revenue generation activities, leadership of the sales team and management of key customer relationships.

<strong>Gordon Calder-Jones</strong>
Gordon Calder-JonesBusiness Development Director
Gordon is a recognised UK expert in the design and implementation of employee car benefit schemes. He has extensive experience in the development of employee car ownership and salary sacrifice car schemes, and working with large corporate clients. He has over 30 years’ experience in asset and retail financial services.
<strong>Catherine Dawson</strong>
Catherine DawsonMarketing Director
Catherine is an accomplished strategic marketeer, combining business leadership with creativity.  Her experience in asset and automotive retail finance included roles at Masterlease and GMAC, both internationally and in the UK. She is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds an MBA.
<strong>Gareth Shaw</strong>
Gareth ShawChief Financial Officer
Gareth has held a number of international strategic, treasury and planning roles during his 14 years in global finance. As CFO, he’s responsible for funding, risk management, accounting, taxation, management reporting, budgeting, financial modelling and evaluation. He’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants.

<strong>Lisa Edwards</strong>
Lisa EdwardsFinance Director
A previous Financial Controller and Auditor for Masterlease Europe and CFO for the Masterlease operations in Spain, Lisa has significant International experience. She’s a qualified accountant with significant audit, management accounting and M&A experience over her 20 years in the business.
Robert EgglestonHead of Legal & Credit
Robert is an asset finance professional and qualified solicitor with over 25 years’ industry experience. He’s a specialist in credit and risk management, commercial and asset finance law and knows structured finance inside and out. His commercial experience is broad, including SMEs, major quoted companies, public sector and not for profit organisations.
Simon CottonCorporate Director
Simon is an experienced corporate financier and brings with him over 30 years of knowledge and understanding in the asset finance and banking industry.

Simon is involved in acquisition activity in the asset finance and fleet sectors.

Robin PykeRegional Sales Director
Robin has extensive experience in asset finance, having held sales and leadership roles for large asset finance organisations in the last 28 years. He understands the needs of businesses as a former Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses for North and East Herts and high street bank business manager.
Steve BellamyRegional Sales Director
Steve has 10 years’ experience in financing IT equipment across both the public and private sectors. A public sector specialist, Steve brings expertise in compliant operating lease and managed equipment service solutions.
David WilliamsRegional Sales Director
David is a highly respected sales professional with an in-depth understanding of asset finance and leasing, in particular the design and delivery of tax efficient and structured employee car ownership and salary sacrifice schemes.
David AckersRegional Sales Director
Dave has over 22 years’ experience in both the asset finance and vendor finance markets and has worked for a number of the UK’s major finance companies. Dave assists businesses directly and works with manufacturers to offer funding solutions.
Kevin RyanRegional Sales Director
As a fleet funding and contract hire specialist, Kevin has worked for a variety of finance and leasing companies. His depth of experience enables him to help businesses of all sizes, finance their vehicles, manage fleets effectively and identify cost efficiences.
Tony CuddefordRegional Sales Director
Specialising in supporting businesses in the freight, transportation and manufacturing sectors, Tony has 25 years’ experience  in helping business owners and decision makers to achieve their objectives by putting in place suitable banking and asset backed lending solutions to meet growth plans.

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