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Top Influencers: 33 UK Chief Risk Officer’s To Follow in 2022

Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer role. We have selected these Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Marc Moses

Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer @ HSBC

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Marc Moses was appointed as an Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc in January 2014. He is Group Chief Risk Officer, with responsibility for risk and compliance, and a member of the Group Management Board, positions he has held since December 2010. Mr Moses joined HSBC in November 2005 as Chief Financial and Risk Officer with global responsibility for leading and managing the Global Banking and Markets finance and risk functions. In January 2008 he was also appointed Chief of Staff, responsible for all infrastructure in Global Banking and Markets. Mr Moses began his career at Sedgwick before joining Bankers Trust as a fixed income, money market and futures trader. He is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was audit partner and head of the market risk advisory group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in 1999 he joined JP Morgan as European chief financial officer and global head of the valuation control group. Mr Moses is married with four children. He is a keen Arsenal football supporter and enjoys playing tennis. Learn more about Marc Moses on Crunchbase…

HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Mark Rosel

Chief Risk Officer and Head of Credit @ Lendable

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Lendable is a lending platform. Read more aboutLendable on Crunchbase…

Erez Mathan

Chief Risk Officer @ GoCardless

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GoCardless is a payment company that makes collecting payments by direct debit easy for everyone. Read more aboutGoCardless on Crunchbase…

Brett Downes

Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer @ Greensill Capital

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Brett is responsible for all aspects of credit and operational risk within Greensill. Prior to working at Greensill, Brett headed the EMEA Trade Credit Risk team at Citi where he was responsible for managing the credit and operational risk for the Letters of Credit, Trade Finance, Export Credit Agency, Commodities, Insurance Letters of Credit, and Supply Chain businesses. Prior to that he held various risk and front office positions at Commerzbank, Barclays Wealth and National Australia Bank. Brett holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Applied Finance & Investment from Macquarie University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Melbourne Business School. Learn more about Brett Downes on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Ryder

Chief Risk Officer @ Lansdowne Partners

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Andrew joined Lansdowne Partners in April 2016 as Head of Risk. In 2018 Andrew was appointed Chief Risk Officer and joined the Management Committee. Prior to joining Lansdowne Partners Andrew was at CQS, where he was a Risk Manager for 5 years. Andrew has worked within the Investment Industry since 2002. Prior to joining CQS, Andrew worked at Investec Wealth and Investment, Henderson Global Investors, Invesco Perpetual and Aviva Investors (formerly Morley Fund Management). Andrew holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Econometrics from the University of Nottingham. Andrew is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Financial Risk Manager – Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. Learn more about Andrew Ryder on Crunchbase…

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Andreas Schlegel

Chief Risk Officer @ RP Capital Group

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Andreas Schlegel is the Chief Risk Officer of RP Capital Group. Mr Schlegel joined RP Capital in July 2004 from Merrill Lynch where he was employed since 1998. At Merrill Lynch Mr Schlegel served as Head of Market Risk Management for the Global Equity Division as well as Regional Head for all asset classes and products traded and managed in Europe. Learn more about Andreas Schlegel on Crunchbase…

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Shirley Hylands

Chief Risk Officer @ Embark Group

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Shirley is responsible for risk control and corporate governance arrangements across Embark Group and its subsidiary companies. Shirley also has responsibility for Company Secretarial matters and compliance arrangements across the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated companies within the Embark Group. Shirley has over 25 years of experience in financial services, joining TSB (Lloyds TSB) in 1988 from private practice, to focus on compliance, company secretarial and legal arrangements. Learn more about Shirley Hylands on Crunchbase…

Embark Group provides retirement and financial services. Read more aboutEmbark Group on Crunchbase…

Jerome Le Luel

Chief Risk Officer @ Funding Circle

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As Chief Risk Officer, Jerome Le Luel leads a global team of risk professionals that are expert at small business lending. Their mission is to ensure that Funding Circle deploys world-class techniques and controls to select creditworthy borrowers and protect investors’ returns. Jerome Le Luel brings 20 years of experience in risk management. In his previous role at Barclays, Jerome was in charge of stress testing, risk reporting and quantitative analytics for the entire bank. Previously, he was Global Chief Risk Officer for Barclaycard, the cards and payment business of Barclays, managing risk for a £40 billion lending portfolio across Europe, Africa and the US. Under his leadership at Barclaycard, the business doubled in size and tripled in profits despite the economic recession. Prior to that, Jerome spent 12 years with credit cards specialist Capital One, joining this innovative venture at start up stage and supporting risk management through successful growth. Learn more about Jerome Le Luel on Crunchbase…

Funding Circle is a lending platform for small businesses. Read more aboutFunding Circle on Crunchbase…

Peter Elcock

Chief Risk Officer @ Charter Savings Bank

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Peter is responsible for the risk, legal and compliance teams and has over 37 years’ experience in financial services, the majority of which was with Barclays. Prior to joining Charter Savings Bank, he was the Chief Risk Officer for Coventry Building Society. Peter is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a Finance Degree and a Masters in Business Administration. Learn more about Peter Elcock on Crunchbase…

Charter Savings Bank offer straightforward savings accounts, great rates and reliable service. Read more aboutCharter Savings Bank on Crunchbase…

Bruce Fletcher

Group Chief Risk Officer @ NatWest Group

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Bruce Fletcher is Group Chief Risk Officer at RBS, a role he has held since October 2018. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee, and attends and chairs a number of the Group’s governance fora. Bruce is responsible for leading the Risk function for the RBS Group, defining and overseeing the risk, conduct, compliance and financial crime strategies for the Group, and encompassing policy, governance, frameworks, analysis and insights. Over a 35 year career Bruce has worked for global full service banks in the UK and USA, including HSBC, Citibank, and Irving Trust. Before joining RBS he was a Group General Manager at HSBC, where he served as the Chief Risk Officer for the Global Retail Banking and Wealth Management Business; he previously served as their Chief Risk Officer for Europe and the UK. Before joining HSBC in 2005, he spent 17 years at Citibank, where he served as a Senior Credit Officer and Managing Director in the Group Risk Office in New York, overseeing a global suite of loan portfolios. Learn more about Bruce Fletcher on Crunchbase…

NatWest Group plc, is a majority state-owned British banking and insurance holding company. Read more aboutNatWest Group on Crunchbase…

Struan Fairbairn

Chief Risk Officer @ Lothian Pension Fund

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Struan is the Chief Risk Officer of the Lothian Pension Fund (LPF), a director on the board of its regulated investment company LPFI Limited and a member of its Other Real Assets Investment Committee (which includes infrastructure). Struan joined LPF in March 2013 with a remit to support the development of its in-house investment function and, prior to that, spent 10 years in private practice as a financial services and investment funds lawyer at Maclay Murray & Spens. LPF is particularly active in the private infrastructure markets and in the last 12 months has transacted in excess of 20 deals in this sector; ranging from primary funds, secondary acquisitions, co-investments and single asset transactions. LPF has also been able to support its collaborative LGPS partner funds in accessing a number of these investments. Learn more about Struan Fairbairn on Crunchbase…

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Angela Darlington

Group Chief Risk Officer @ Aviva Group

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Angela joined Aviva in 2001 and was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in July 2015. She is responsible for leading the Risk Function at a Group level and is a member of the Group Executive team. As part of the role, Angela chairs the Group Operational Risk Committee and is a member of a number of Aviva’s subsidiary boards. Angela is also a member of the Actuarial Council of the Financial Reporting Council. Prior to becoming Group Chief Risk Officer, Angela was the UK Life Chief Risk Officer for three years and has also held a variety of actuarial roles during her career within Aviva, including UK Life Chief Actuary. Before joining Aviva in 2001, Angela was a Life Insurance Consultant working with Bacon & Woodrow for six years and qualifying as an Actuary in 1994. Angela worked with William M Mercer for a further six years and during her time as a Consultant, worked on wide variety of actuarial assignments across many countries. Learn more about Angela Darlington on Crunchbase…

Aviva is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London. Read more aboutAviva Group on Crunchbase…

Jessica Brescia

Chief Risk Officer @ Merian Global Investors

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Jessica joined the company back in 2009, first as a funds lawyer for Skandia Investment Group, then as Head of Legal for Skandia Investment Group and then as Head of Legal for Old Mutual Global Investors. She was promoted to the role of Chief Risk Officer in January 2014 and is responsible for the legal, compliance, enterprise risk and governance functions. Jessica previously worked at Dechert LLP where she advised on the structuring, establishment, listing, management and marketing of investment funds, including UCITS funds and non-UCITS fund as well as advising on corporate, regulatory and general compliance issues. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University. She is a Member of the New York State Bar, New Jersey State Bar and admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Learn more about Jessica Brescia on Crunchbase…

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Laurence Potter

Chief Risk Officer @ Starling Bank

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As Chief Risk Officer, Larry leads the development and implementation of our risk management approach. This includes designing our Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud frameworks and providing Risk support to all parts of the Starling customer journey. Before joining Starling, Larry spent 18 years working across financial services with roles at KPMG, Direct Line Group and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) which has since been split into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The key attraction of Starling for Larry was the opportunity to work in organisation with the clear aim of improving the financial lives of its customers through great technology and a strong risk culture. If he wasn’t working at Starling, Larry would leave the city, family in tow, to wile away the hours in the countryside. Learn more about Laurence Potter on Crunchbase…

Starling Bank is a mobile banking platform that offers personal, joint, and business accounts. Read more aboutStarling Bank on Crunchbase…

Phil Atherton

Chief Risk Officer @ Nuvei

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Philip Atherton, also known as Phil, has been Chief Risk Officer of SafeCharge International Group Limited. Philip Atherton has extensive experience in card payments, risk management and regulatory compliance having worked in senior positions with companies including WorldPay and Barclaycard. Learn more about Phil Atherton on Crunchbase…

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Mark Smith

Chief Risk Officer @ Ascot Group

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Tim Snow

Chief Risk Officer @ Wyelands Bank

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Tim joined Wyelands Bank as Chief Risk Officer in April 2017 from Moody’s Investors Service where he was a senior lead Analyst in the leveraged finance team. Tim has broad experience in a wide range of functional areas, with an emphasis on credit risk management, gained with institutions including CIT Bank Limited, WestLB, IntesaSanPaolo Group and National Westminster Bank. Learn more about Tim Snow on Crunchbase…

WB partners with businesses to support industrial growth, enable businesses to trade more easily around the world and to create jobs. Read more aboutWyelands Bank on Crunchbase…

Amy Fisher

Chief Risk Officer @ Zopa

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Amy is responsible for developing Zopa’s overall approach to risk management and leading the control functions that make up Zopa’s second line of defence. Prior to joining Zopa, Amy was the Credit Officer and Head of Risk Operations at Capital One UK. Amy has over 17 years’ of experience in retail credit – leading credit risk, product and operational functions. Learn more about Amy Fisher on Crunchbase…

Zopa offers peer-to-peer loans with low rates, flexible terms, and no early repayment fees. Read more aboutZopa on Crunchbase…

Simon Gadd

Group Chief Risk Officer @ Legal & General

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Simon is the Group Chief Risk Officer. Simon has had a varied career with Legal & General since completing a mathematics degree at Oxford University. He qualified as an actuary in 1991 and roles undertaken since have included defined benefit pension valuation, various pricing and marketing roles, general management roles, and leadership of the pensions review. Simon has led several different businesses within Legal & General, including the Retail Protection business, Group Protection business and as MD of Annuities from 2006 to 2012. Learn more about Simon Gadd on Crunchbase…

Legal & General provides individual life assurance products and manages retirement risk for pension schemes. Read more aboutLegal & General on Crunchbase…

Pierre Bruyant

Chief Risk Officer @ Copper Street Capital

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Pierre Bruyant joined Copper Street Capital in March 2018. Prior to Copper Street, Pierre Bruyant was a Senior Risk Consultant at various financial institutions (2016-2018). Previously, he was a Partner in a Family Office start-up in Luxembourg (2013-2015). Pierre Bruyant was Chief Risk Officer for Duet Asset Management, covering Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds and Long-Only Funds (2009-20013). Prior to Duet, he was the Risk Manager for Caxton Asset Management’s London Office (2005-2009). He held various risk roles for Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale and BNP-Paribas in London, New-York, and Paris respectively (2000-2005). Pierre Bruyant holds a Msc in General Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (2000). Learn more about Pierre Bruyant on Crunchbase…

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Chris Sparks

Chief Risk Officer @ Atom Bank

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Atom Bank is a mobile banking application that offers a range of personal and business banking products. Read more aboutAtom Bank on Crunchbase…

Jose Vazquez

Chief Risk Officer @ Direct Line Insurance

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José joined the Group in 2012 and is Chief Risk Officer. José has over 25 years’ experience of the insurance industry. He is responsible for the Group’s Risk Management and Compliance function and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. During José’s leadership of the Risk and Compliance function, the Group has achieved separation from RBS Group, delivered its initial public offering and sold its International division. José successfully led the programme to implement Solvency II and to design, build and obtain approval from the PRA for the Group’s Internal Model. Under his stewardship, the Group’s approach to risk management has developed and matured. This has been achieved by enhancing and embedding greater ownership of risk management in the business and driving improvements in risk behaviours and attitudes across the Group. José was previously Global Chief Risk Officer and Group Chief Actuary at HSBC Insurance. Before joining HSBC, José worked for Zurich Insurance, first in its London Market Operations, then as Chief Actuary International Business Division (Asia, Latin America and Africa) and lastly as Chief Actuary in the UK. Learn more about Jose Vazquez on Crunchbase…

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Jose Vazquez

Chief Risk Officer @ Direct Line Insurance

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José joined the Group in 2012 and is Chief Risk Officer. José has over 25 years’ experience of the insurance industry. He is responsible for the Group’s Risk Management and Compliance function and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. During José’s leadership of the Risk and Compliance function, the Group has achieved separation from RBS Group, delivered its initial public offering and sold its International division. José successfully led the programme to implement Solvency II and to design, build and obtain approval from the PRA for the Group’s Internal Model. Under his stewardship, the Group’s approach to risk management has developed and matured. This has been achieved by enhancing and embedding greater ownership of risk management in the business and driving improvements in risk behaviours and attitudes across the Group. José was previously Global Chief Risk Officer and Group Chief Actuary at HSBC Insurance. Before joining HSBC, José worked for Zurich Insurance, first in its London Market Operations, then as Chief Actuary International Business Division (Asia, Latin America and Africa) and lastly as Chief Actuary in the UK. Learn more about Jose Vazquez on Crunchbase…

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Adam Green

Chief Risk Officer @ Equiniti

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Adam Green joined the Group as the Chief Risk Officer in 2015, working as part of the Group Executive Leadership Team. He has a wide range of experience in financial services, risk management, regulation and business change. Adam was previously interim head of UK Compliance for Bupa and prior to that managed a core transition workstream at the Financial Services Authority as they established the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority. He has also worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers helping boards, management teams and change programmes to deliver complex risk and regulatory requirements, which followed his time as a major groups regulator at the Financial Services Authority. Learn more about Adam Green on Crunchbase…

Equiniti the specialist technology outsourcer, providing non-discretionary payment and administration services to blue-chip companies. Read more aboutEquiniti on Crunchbase…

Adam Green

Chief Risk Officer @ Equiniti

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Adam Green joined the Group as the Chief Risk Officer in 2015, working as part of the Group Executive Leadership Team. He has a wide range of experience in financial services, risk management, regulation and business change. Adam was previously interim head of UK Compliance for Bupa and prior to that managed a core transition workstream at the Financial Services Authority as they established the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority. He has also worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers helping boards, management teams and change programmes to deliver complex risk and regulatory requirements, which followed his time as a major groups regulator at the Financial Services Authority. Learn more about Adam Green on Crunchbase…

Equiniti the specialist technology outsourcer, providing non-discretionary payment and administration services to blue-chip companies. Read more aboutEquiniti on Crunchbase…

Christopher Crozier

Chief Risk Officer and Managing Director @ Permira

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Christopher is the Chief Risk Officer of Permira. He focuses on improving and standardising Permira’s risk management function globally. His role covers key areas including reputation, conflicts, compliance, litigation and regulatory matters. Christopher is a member of the ESG group. Prior to joining Permira as a Principal in 2008, Christopher was the Chief Administrative Officer for Emerging Markets (EMEA) at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for a number of compliance and risk matters, including helping the firm establish its Middle East offices. Before that, he practised law at Freshfields and Simpson Thacher. Learn more about Christopher Crozier on Crunchbase…

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Tim Palmer

Chief Risk Officer @ HSBC Asset Management

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William Monelle

Group Chief Risk Officer @ Canopius

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Oliver Williams

Chief Risk Officer @ Groupladder

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Groupladder is a provide a unique mortgage product. Read more aboutGroupladder on Crunchbase…

Charlie Pickin

Chief Risk Officer @ Europe Arab Bank

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Charlie was appointed as Chief Risk Officer on 1st August 2008. Previously he was Head of Internal Audit for EAB since 2006 and held other senior posts in the Arab Bank group from 2001. He spent almost ten years in the Banking and Financial Services team of Ernst & Young, London, where he worked on a diverse range of clients and assignments. In between the two, Charlie set up the Internal Audit function for the European operations of Equifax, a major US corporate. Charlie is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Learn more about Charlie Pickin on Crunchbase…

Europe Arab Bank offer personal and private banking services, advisory investment management and corporate services. Read more aboutEurope Arab Bank on Crunchbase…

Guy du Parc Braham

Chief Risk Officer @ Hayfin Capital Management

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Mr. du Parc Braham is the Chief Risk Officer at Hayfin and the Chairman of the Investment Committees for all the firm’s strategies. Before joining Hayfin, Mr. du Parc Braham worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Industrials Finance in the EMEA region. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in leveraged finance. Mr du Parc Braham has also worked at Societe Generale/Hambros in project finance and leasing and as an EU specialist in the British Civil Service. Mr. du Parc Braham graduated from the University of Cambridge with MA and MPhil degrees. Learn more about Guy du Parc Braham on Crunchbase…

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Jill Sandford

Chief Risk Officer @ ThinCats

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Prior to joining ThinCats, Jill was a Director of Restructuring and Recovery with a top 10 national chartered accountancy firm. Having worked in restructuring for nearly 30 years, she has extensive experience of providing strategic restructuring and turnaround solutions for all stakeholders of businesses in financial difficulties. Jill is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner, being authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Learn more about Jill Sandford on Crunchbase…

ThinCats is an alternative finance provider dedicated to funding growing and ambitious mid-sized SMEs across the UK. Read more aboutThinCats on Crunchbase…

Peter Stevens

Chief Risk Officer @ SME Capital

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SME Capital is a debt funding platform matching institutional investors. Read more aboutSME Capital on Crunchbase…

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Top Influencers: 35 UK Chief operations officer’s To Follow in 2022

Top Influencers: 82 UK CSO’s To Follow in 2022