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April 27, 2021

UK’s Triple Point appoints former Handelsbanken COO to its leasing and lending team

By Alejandro Gonzalez

Triple Point has appointed Georgina Silvester as its chief operating officer (COO) of its leasing and lending operation, the company said in a statement. 

Silvester joins Triple Point, a UK-based provider of funding including leasing, from Handelsbanken, an international bank with a network across Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the UK, where she had been COO UK for the last two years after holding roles as head of Brexit implementation and head of UK tax. 

She brings over 24 years of experience to the role, having started her career at Godfrey Allan. She worked at ABN AMRO Bank NV as a tax specialist for two years before joining Prudential Assurance as a senior tax specialist, before holding the roles of tax manager at Ford Motor Company and group head of tax for Care UK.

Since 2006, Triple Point has operated what is now one of the largest privately capitalised leasing businesses in the UK. Since the financial crisis, the supply of traditional bank lending to UK small organisations has significantly contracted, and Triple Point manages and delivers impactful lease and loan investments to a borrower base that can no longer only rely on the banking community to meet its needs for efficiency, innovation and liquidity.

Triple Point’s specialist leasing and lending companies have provided business-critical funding to more than 100,000 SMEs as well as many of the biggest corporations and public sector bodies in the UK. Triple Point operates and administers two of the UK’s largest providers of operating leasing to Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and Housing Associations, funding the acquisition of assets as diverse as medical imaging equipment, refuse collection vehicles, ambulances, fire engines and modular classrooms.

Georgina Silvester said: “Triple Point’s commitment to investing in projects that promote positive social impact is hugely admirable, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help drive their expansion.”

Neil Richards, partner, head of leasing and lending, Triple Point, said: “Triple Point is committed to providing strong returns for our clients as well as generating exceptional value for society. Georgina’s outstanding experience will strongly enhance our capability to fulfil these objectives as we look to expand our offering.”

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