ASTL members have appointed a new executive committee. The committee is voted on each year. Members are appointed as directors and provide direction and decision making to the ASTL.
The committee comprises of six members plus Benson Hersch, the chief executive of the ASTL who remains in place as a guiding figure. Members interested in the role put their names forward and are voted for by the wider membership. This year the board will be a good mixture of three people who continue on from last year and three new faces.
In addition to Benson Hersch, the executive committee will comprise of:
- Adrian Bloomfield (Barton Bridging Capital)
- Gavin Diamond (United Trust Bank)
- Emma Ryan (Amicus)
- Jon Hall (Masthaven Bridging Finance)
- Scott Marshall (Roma Finance)
- Jonathan Sealey (Hope Capital)
Jon Hall from Masthaven Bridging Finance, Jonathan Sealey from Hope Capital and Scott Marshall from Roma Finance, continue in the role from last year.
Benson Hersch, chief executive of the ASTL, said: “The ASTL has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years. We have exceeded the number of members targeted in the last year and have now reached an all-time high of 36 full members and 25 associate members, with more firms applying to join every month. The vastly improved reputation of bridging and short term is a testament to the achievements of the ASTL and the good work of our board members, past and present.
“This work will be ably continued by both our new executive committee members this year, starting with the ASTL conference which takes place in ten days’ time on Thursday 22nd September, looking at lending in an uncertain world. It will provide guidance as to how those associated with the bridging industry can prepare themselves for a successful future by looking at what is around the corner that might affect them.”