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The Ski Club of Great Britain appoints new CEO

The Ski Club of Great Britain has announced the appointment of Darren Neylon as its new chief executive officer. Prior to this, Neylon worked as a managing director at companies such as Coopers & Lybrand, Macquarie Bank (Australia), NM Rothschild (UK), SuperBreak and The Original Tour. He was also a board member of British Cycling’s Yorkshire division and he has been a member of the Institute of Sport Management.

Nick Hampton appointed CEO of Tate & Lyle PLC

Tate & Lyle PLC have announced that Nick Hampton will now lead the company as its new CEO. Hampton was previously CFO at Tate & Lyle. He also worked at PepsiCo for 20 years where held multiple senior finance and operational roles. Hampton will be replacing Javed Ahmed, who will retire from the company, effective 1st April, 2018.

“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Tate & Lyle’s next Chief Executive,” said Hampton. “I look forward to working with the Board, the management team, and all our employees to drive Tate & Lyle’s business forward.”

Verde Corporate Finance appoints new director

Verde Corporate Finance has appointed Craig Blackmore as its new director of corporate finance. Blackmore joined Verde Corporate Finance in July 2017 and was promoted to the new position due to his contribution to the company over the last 6 months. Blackmore has over 20 years of experience in the business sector as an accountant. He trained with Deloitte and served as a director in mid-level accounting firms, before moving on to executive and non-executive financial director positions with multiple SME businesses.

Blackmore will be leading Verde CF as its CEO while retaining his position as CFO at Global Welsh. Speaking about his appointment, Blackmore said: “I am delighted to step up to the role as a director of Verde Corporate Finance, and very much look forward to working with co-director director Nigel Greenaway and integrating Verde within the wider Greenaway Scott Group.”

Gatehouse Bank appoints head of home finance

Gatehouse Bank has announced the appointment of Umar Ali as its new head of home finance. Prior to joining Gatehouse, Ali worked at Al Rayan Bank for 5 years. As head of home finance, Umar will be responsible for managing the residential home finance team.

Vannin Capital appoints MS Amlin CFO as new chief executive

Vannin Capital has announced the appointment of Richard Hextall as its new chief executive. Prior to his job at Vannin Capital, Hextall served as a CFO at Amlin MS. During his time at Amlin MS, the group grew by almost 700% and net tangible assets grew 10-fold. Speaking about his appointment, Hextall said: “Vannin is a business with ambition and I am hugely excited to be joining the team.”

Cambridge Intelligence appoints new COO

Cambridge Intelligence has appointed Bryan Amesbury as its new chief operations officer. Amesbury has worked on multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including Zeus Technology and Velocix. Prior to his job at Cambridge Intelligence, Amesbury served at SwiftServe Singapore and SwiftServe UK as CFO. His new role will focus on the day-to-day running of the organisation to help the company grow successfully.

Lincolnshire Council chief executive announces plans to resign

Tony McArdle, Lincolnshire County Council’s chief executive, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role after 12 years. According to reports, McArdle will continue working on key projects while a new chief executive is appointed before he leaves in the summer. Cllr Martin Hill spoke about Tony’s upcoming departure and said: “Tony joined the council in difficult times, and has been a key part of its transformation, which has resulted in Lincolnshire being a high performing, innovative council recognised at a national level. I know I speak for many people when I say we have enjoyed working with him and wish him every success for the future.”

Global loss adjuster announces new CFO

McLarens has announced the appointment of Ross Landsbaum as its new CFO. As McLarens’ CFO, Landsbaum’s role will involve positioning the business for continued expansion into niche insurance markets all over the world. Gary Brown, McLarens’ CEO said that by adding Landsbaum to the team, McLarens gains exceptional knowledge and talent to support the growth agenda and leverage technology.