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A team you can trust

Your people are your business, which is why we invest in ours.

Our people are passionate about what they do. Behind the scenes we are building strong, solutions-oriented teams to meet the needs of our customers.

And just as important as talent and teamwork is leadership. Our executive team hails from senior positions in the financial services, property and mortgage worlds.They bring expertise and years of experience with them, working together to run a sharp, efficient business.

Executive team

Christian Faes

Co-Founder & Chief Executive

Property lawyer in Australia, and then securitisation and corporate lawyer in London with Clifford Chance and Deutsche Bank.

Ian Thomas

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Chartered surveyor with property development and management with SEGRO Plc and Ballymore Group.

Roy Armitage

Head of Credit

More than 40 years’ experience as a senior mortgage credit executive. Former Head of Risk & Compliance with specialist Buy-to-Let lender, Kensington Mortgages. Previously at JP Morgan and Halifax mortgages.

Rod Lockhart

Managing Director, LendInvest Capital

A chartered surveyor and former senior director of CBRE Capital Advisors, advising UK and global institutional fund managers and pension scheme clients on real estate investments.

Derek Mochan

Chief Financial Officer

A KPMG-trained chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Securities and Investment, with 10 years’ experience at GE (including chief financial officer at GE Commercial Finance).

Johnathan Ransom

Chief Operating Officer

Varied career in property funds management, business consultancy, and SME online lending, having worked for companies such as INVESCO and EY, and co-founded LoanBook Capital, a Spanish P2P platform.

Matthew Tooth

Chief Commercial Officer

Held various senior management positions (including CFO, Head of Business Development and Managing Director) during 15 years at IG Group, the leading online trading business.

Board of Directors

Christian Faes

Co-Founder & Chief Executive

Property lawyer in Australia, and then securitisation and corporate lawyer in London with Clifford Chance and Deutsche Bank.

Ian Thomas

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Chartered surveyor with property development and management with SEGRO Plc and Ballymore Group.

Mattias Ljungman

Non-executive director

Partner at Atomico, the £1 billion investor that’s backed huge European successful stories like Skype, Klarna, and Rovio.

Senior Advisor

Stephan Wilcke

Senior advisor to the executive team

Former Executive Chairman of OneSavings Bank and former CEO of HM Treasury’s Asset Protection Agency. Now Commissioner of the Jersey Financial Services Commission.