Consumer lending specialist, Duologi, has announced the appointment of Katrina Johnston as head of human resources.
Previously holding a number of senior HR positions at tech-focused, fast-growth companies, Katrina brings to the role 20 years’ experience in building high-performance teams to great effect.
Her most recent roles include HR director at RingGo Cashless Parking, UK Head of HR at global drinks brand, Mast-Jägermeister – where she delivered an Investors in People Gold accreditation – and nine years as head of group HR at Gamma Communications. During this time she led a UK team to achieve its highest ever Sunday Times Best Companies ranking.
Katrina’s new role at Duologi will see her taking responsibility for all people-related activities and assembling the building blocks of a solid HR function. This aims to take the business into 2019 with clear links to its ambitions for impressive growth.
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Backed by global investment firm, Oaktree Capital, Duologi offers merchants across a wide range of sectors the opportunity to increase their sales, boost customer satisfaction and grow profitability through the delivery of tailored point-of-sale finance options. Since launching in September 2017 as a two-man start-up, the business has already secured over £100m in annual rolling commitments, with ambitions to have a seven-figure lending book within five years.
Katrina Johnston, head of HR at Duologi, said: “This is a great opportunity to work with an exciting young brand to foster an elite team with strong employee engagement. Building a HR function from scratch is a refreshing chance to create simple, agile, streamlined working practices and I very much look forward to getting started.”
Giles Askham, operations director at Duologi, said: “We’ve come a long way in just 12 months, having grown the team exponentially and brought a wide range of exciting merchants on board, so the time is right to create a robust HR function. Katrina’s plethora of top-level HR experience in the tech industry means she’s a great fit for our brand and her fresh thinking is sure to bring breed further success for the business.”