Close Brothers appointed three directors to its technology services division, who will report to managing director Ian McVicar.

Sean Callanan has been appointed as director of technology and services. Callanan joins Close Brothers from Hewlett Packard Financial Services, where he held the position of asset recovery leader responsible for managing the technology value-add services offered to HP’s global customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will lead on the division’s sustainability solutions offering and focus on the re-use of IT.

Nick Moody and David Forbes, both joined the company from Lombard technology services, have been appointed as director of business development and director of sales respectively.

Moody led Lombard technology services’ business development activities, and brings with him 16 years’ experience in sales, strategy and business development. Forbes previously held a regional sales director role at Lombard Technology services and joined its board in 2012.

Set up in Q4 2015, Close Brothers Technology Services forms part of the Close Brothers leasing and rentals division.

McVicar said: "These new hires are further evidence of the high calibre team we are creating at Close Brothers Technology Services. By adding additional expertise to our business, we aim to be the go-to provider for businesses looking to reduce their IT expenditure, boost efficiency, and improve control to deliver more sustainable solutions."