The Leasing Foundation has added eight directors to its board, and Graeme Chisholm as the board’s special advisor.
Gavin Wraith-Carter of Hitachi Capital Business Finance, Nathan Mollet of Metro Bank, Sharon Butler of Ricoh Europe, Ian Smith of 1pm, Peter Alderson of LDF, Locke Lord’s Jo Davis, D&D Leasing’s Bill Dost, and Ian Isaac of RBS joined the existing members.
The foundation said the move will drive a change in how it supports the leasing and asset finance industry, and said it was developing a certification framework.
Carl D’Ammassa, group managing director of business finance at Aldermore and chairman of the board of the Leasing Foundation, said the new appointments would help the foundation deliver on its ambitions.
He said: “Adding to our already accomplished board will ensure that we collaborate successfully across our industry and trade bodies and use our reach to lead positive change in the development of professionals in the leasing and asset finance market.”
Peter Thomas, executive director of the Leasing Foundation, said: “Our new directors bring to us a collective wealth of international experience, insight, influential networks, and commitment. I am excited about the prospect of working with my new colleagues and I am delighted to welcome them.”