Former UK risk director moves into group-wide role
Leading independent business funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Ian Ramsden as Group Risk Director on a permanent basis.
First joining BFS in 2005, Ian held the position of UK Risk Director until November 2015, when he took-on responsibility for the group risk function on an interim basis.
Speaking of his permanent appointment, Ian said: ““We have a unique risk model at Bibby, which gives us more flexibility than other funders so we can adapt to meet the needs of our clients – both large and small.
“I’m delighted with this new role and look forward to helping BFS grow even more over the years ahead.”
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With 27 years’ experience in banking and asset based lending, prior to joining BFS, Ian held the position of Head of Large Client Audit at Barclays, leading a team involved in structuring and managing facilities for corporate clients.
In 2015, Ian headed-up the funder’s successful securitisation – a process which saw BFS UK increase its total funding available by over £290m.
Ian said: “Following our successful refinancing arrangement in 2015, we’re in a fantastic position to support more traditional SMEs, larger corporates and intermediaries alike.
“In the UK alone, we have over £770m in funding available to support businesses and we’re now looking to grow our funding support globally, with a strong focus on key markets such as USA and Germany.”
David Postings, Global Chief Executive at BFS commented: “Ian has been critical to the growth and development of BFS in the UK over recent years so I’m delighted to have him on board in a global capacity.”
Ian’s appointment follows the departure of Mark Hartigan who left BFS after ten years in November 2015.
David added: “Mark will be missed but in Ian we have a strong successor who has the confidence of our funders.”