Matthew Neville

This week’s national appointments

This week’s round up of national appointments includes LHV UK, FRP and Shakespeare Martineau. Read on to find out more.

Sally Veitch, LHV UK

Banking services provider to over 200 fintech and crypto companies, LHV UK, has announced that Sally Veitch has been appointed to its board of directors as an Independent non-executive director. Sally will chair the audit committee and sit on the risk committee and the remuneration committee.

Sally is a seasoned board director and currently chairs the Audit Committee of Tipton & Coseley Building Society and acts as an advisor to the Board of Perenna, a start-up bank offering 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. In recent years she has chaired Audit Committees for Market Harborough Building Society, Amicus Finances and Redwood Bank.

Before pursuing her NED career, she worked for fifteen years at Home Retail Group, serving as a Financial Director at the company between 2011 and 2015, delivering cost savings of 10 per cent whilst overseeing profit growth of 43 per cent.

Sally graduated with a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, in 1994. In 1997, she joined Coopers & Lybrand, where she qualified as an Accountant. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Sally commented: “‘I am thrilled to be joining the LHV UK’s Board at this pivotal stage as they’re in the process of applying for a full UK banking licence. I look forward to further building on this solid foundation.”

James Prior and Liam Burrows, FRP

Specialist business advisory firm FRP has expanded its team in Southampton with the appointment of James Prior as a restructuring advisory director, and Liam Burrows as insolvency manager.

With more than 14 years’ experience, James (pictured right) has spent his career providing restructuring advice to SMEs, owner-managed businesses and large corporations on the south coast and throughout the UK.

His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including construction, real estate, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, as well as logistics and financial services. He has advised businesses, lenders and government agencies on matters that cover all stages of the corporate lifecycle.

Meanwhile, Liam (pictured left) joins the FRP team with more than 9 years’ experience encompassing a full range of corporate and personal financial restructurings.

At FRP, Liam will work closely with Sandy, James and other FRP colleagues in Southampton and across the firm’s UK office network to manage the restructuring case portfolio, helping to maintain stakeholder communications, and to ensure that cases are progressed efficiently and in line with regulatory requirements.

Commenting on his appointment, James said: “The launch of the new office in Southampton is an exciting opportunity for FRP and it is a real pleasure to be joining the team.

Liam added: “I’ve been hugely impressed by the results FRP has achieved for its clients, and am really looking forward to working with James, Sandy and our colleagues across the business to continue to deliver exceptional outcomes.”

Maddie Cordes, Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau has appointed a new director to help grow and enhance the reputation and brand of its company secretarial and governance business.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Maddie Cordes has joined the firm’s company secretary business, where she will also be sharing her knowledge with the team, as well as Shakespeare Martineau’s existing and new clients.

Prior to her new role, Maddie, who is based at the firm’s London hub but working with clients nationally, worked across both professional practice, including EY, Capita and TMF Group, and in-house as a company secretary for a range of listed and unlisted companies across all sectors.

She also spent three years as head of corporate services at law firms offshore where she was responsible for a team of 50 across four jurisdictions, supporting more than 13,000 legal entities and providing board support for investor funds.

Maddie said: “I am thrilled to have joined Shakespeare Martineau as a thriving and dynamic business and be given the opportunity to return to professional practice after working in-house as a company secretary recently to share my experience more widely.

“In particular, I am looking forward to developing new services and offering mentoring and training within the team and for our clients.”


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