Cabot Financial strengthens team with Key Appointments and Promotion

Cabot Financial, a market leader in debt purchase, is pleased to announce three new key appointments and a senior promotion at its West Malling head office.

The appointments further strengthen the Cabot Financial team during a crucial growth period for the business.  Details of the appointments and promotion are outlined below.

Grant Young - Group IT Director

Grant Young is responsible for the strategic development and operational capabilities of all Information Technology solutions used throughout the Cabot Financial Group.

Grant has over 30 years experience of working within the IT sector at a senior level.  Prior to joining Cabot Financial, Grant was Global Head of Operations and Support at Dunhumby.  During his careeer Grant has worked at Watson & Phillip, Community Hospitals Group plc,  and Iron Mountain Europe as Vice President IT delivering IT services on a pan-European basis across 17 countries.

Andy Skilbeck - Collections Strategy Manager

Andy's role is to maximise the benefits Cabot Financial can gain from their strategies and systems and to enhance and improve existing collections practices.

Andy has 20 years credit industry experience with specific collections focus in various Risk Management roles.  Prior to joining Cabot Financial, Andy worked for Nat West / Royal Bank of Scotland, T-mobile, Cable and Wireless and Barclaycard and therefore has a broad knowledge of a number of different business sectors.

Irene Francis - Project Manager

Irene is responsible for all aspects of Project and Change Management for Cabot Financial UK. Her main duties are to oversee the introduction of a formal project management methodology and to develop an improved testing strategy.

Irene has over 30 years cross sector experience, having held a number of senior roles in companies including BT, Charities Aid Foundation and International Financial Data Services.

Promotion - Willem Wellinghoff - Legal Counsel

Willem Wellinghoff has been promoted to the position of Legal Counsel at Cabot Financial and is responsible for all legal and regulatory compliance issues.

Willem is a highly regarded industry figure and regularly participates in and attends industry forums and working parties, including CSA and DBSG Compliance Working Parties.  Willem was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004 and his main practice field is Consumer Credit, Data Protection and Anti-Money Laundering.

Willem joined Cabot in November 2006 as Assistant Legal Counsel.  Prior to joining Cabot Financial, Willem was in-house lawyer for Toyota Financial Services (UK) PLC.

Commenting on the appointments, Ken Maynard, Group Chief Executive, said:

"I am delighted to welcome 3 new high calibre people to Cabot Financial, each of whom brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to the company.  In addition, the promotion of Willem to Legal Counsel is testament to the experience and commitment Willem has shown to Cabot.

I am very much looking forward to working with all members of our enlarged team who I am sure will make an excellent contribution to Cabot's continuing success."



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