Lombard, the asset finance division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, has appointed Jim Higginbotham as managing director of its Large Corporate and Specialist Asset Finance (LCSAF) division.
Higginbotham joined Lombard in 2011 as head of Risk and prior to that he worked for Barclays as their director and credit program leader for Continental Europe.
Higginbotham’s new role will involve promoting the sustainable energy agenda, including designing a business proposition for large corporate companies to support greater energy efficiency.
Higginbotham joins Lombard’s senior leadership team and will report to interim managing director, Ian Isaac.
Isaac said: "As the UK’s largest asset finance provider, we pride ourselves in understanding our customers’ needs and these sectors each have their own opportunities and challenges. I’m certain that Jim’s background in Risk will provide a vital ingredient in supporting growth across our LCSAF sectors."