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January 4, 2022

FLA welcomes in 2022 with appointment of Simply CEO to board

By Alejandro Gonzalez

The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has ushered in the New Year with the appointment of Mike Randall as a board director, effective from January.

Currently CEO of Simply Asset Finance and Chair of the Leasing Foundation, Mike Randall has over 35 years’ experience in the asset finance sector, having held many senior positions. Before Simply, Randall had an 11-year career with Close Brothers Asset Finance and Leasing, having held posts as CEO and MD.

He is passionate about encouraging cross-sector collaboration which will help all small and medium enterprises across the UK to grow and prosper, the FLA said in a press release.

Stephen Haddrill, Director General of the FLA said:

“We are very pleased to have Mike join our Board. His knowledge of the market is exemplary and will be much valued by colleagues.”

Mike Randall, said:

“Having been involved with the FLA for many years, it is an honour to join the Board at this pivotal time for our industry. I look forward to joining the team in their work to drive value for customers.”

The current 16-member FLA Board 

Rebecca McNeil, Chair: CEO, Close Brothers Retail

Steve Bolton, Board Director: Managing Director, PEAC Business Finance Limited 

Debbie Burton, Board Director: Chief Executive, Central Trust Limited

David Carson, Board Director: Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, BNP Paribas Personal Finance

K. Bill Dost, Board Director: Managing Director, DND Finance

Stephen Haddrill, Board Director: Director General, FLA

Alex Hughes, Board Director: Managing Director, FCA Automotive Services UK Ltd

Ian Isaac, Board Director: MD, Lombard, NatWest Group

Paul Jennings, Board Director: Managing Director, JCB Finance Ltd

Richard Jones, Board Director: Managing Director, Motor Finance and Leasing, Lloyds Banking Group

James McGee, Board Director: Managing Director, Northridge Finance

Robert Owen, Board Director: Managing Director, United Trust Bank

John Phillipou, Board Director: Managing Director – SME Lending, Paragon Bank plc

Carol Roberts, Board Director: Head of Asset at Time Finance. Director of the Leasing Foundation.

Tim Smith, Board Director: Head of Black Horse Distribution, Black Horse Ltd

Paul Went, Board Director: Managing Director, Consumer, Shawbrook Bank Limited

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