Compass Business Finance appoints Rob Lee-Davey as Finance Director

Rob Lee-Davey

Rob Lee-Davey has been appointed as Finance Director for Compass Business Finance to strengthen the leadership team and help drive the continued growth strategy for the business, one of the largest privately owned independent finance companies in the UK.

Rob brings a wealth of experience to the newly created role for Compass, a business that brings a unique offering to the market, operating both as a broker and a finance company with its own loan book. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Exeter University graduate Rob has previous experience as a Corporate Finance director, primarily dealing with due diligence on company Investments and Fund Raises. In 2015, he moved across to industry, joining ID&C Wristbands where he was Group Finance Director, helping lead the company into the US market. Following the sale of ID&C to CCL Industries, Rob moved into a wider group role.

Married with three young children, Rob lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, close to the Compass headquarters, and looks forward to being able to balance his time between work and family.

Rob said: “Compass is entrepreneurial and ambitious with professional staff who are full of energy, enthusiasm and have a positive mindset. I look forward to helping the business to become an even stronger organisation and to grow and scale. I really value the personal approach with face-to-face interaction in Compass’ smart, modern offices. I also welcome the opportunity to re-connect and grow my investor network as an important part of my role, helping to bring new sources of finance to the organisation.”

Mark Nelson, director of Compass Business Finance, said: “‘Rob is an absolutely key appointment for our business, as one of the largest privately owned independent finance companies in the UK, his experience and expertise will help us to drive our strategy forward and deliver on our growth objectives. Overseeing the financial management of our business, he’ll ensure we are positioned to continue innovating and supporting our markets with the best possible solutions, to the benefit of all our customers.”

In another appointment as part of the growth strategy, Julie Swanepoel has been promoted to Head of Finance and Business Support for Compass. Julie will play an integral role in the finance team whilst also ensuring the company’s Business Support Team can continue to provide a best-in-class service to all customers and partners.

Compass chooses to specialise in manufacturing, professions and renewables finance sectors, and has successful relationships with a variety of funders enabling them to structure finance solutions that are both flexible and competitive.

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