On the eve of the launch of the IF ISA, RateSetter has announced the appointment of two senior executives; Jim Gunner has joined the RateSetter board ad Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee and Nigel Wilkinson is now Head of Commercial Credit. Both Wilkinson and Gunner were previously executives at global financial firm HSBC.
According to RateSetter, Gunner has spent much of his career specialising in risk management. He was senior executive for group risk at HSBC Holdings plc representing the group in international banking and regulatory forums and was a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide, in particular those hosted by the International Institute of Finance. He was also seconded as a consultant to the Financial Services Authority. Wilkinson has over thirty years of experience with HSBC and JP Morgan in credit risk management and transaction origination and execution. His career at HSBC included the positions of Global Head of Risk, Corporate Trust and Loan Agency. Wilkinson’s role at RateSetter is said to be ensuring the sustainable growth of RateSetter’s commercial lending operation.
“We are putting in place the governance and risk skills to support our growth ambitions, and it gives me great pleasure to announce that Jim and Nigel have joined our team. Attracting such talented and experienced people underlines the strong and long-term business that we are building at RateSetter,” commented Rhydian Lewis, RateSetter CEO.
Gunner and Wilkinson both expressed their excitement to join a company that is forward thinking, innovative and looking forward the future of finance.
“I look forward to working with Rhydian and my colleagues on the Board to bring positive change to the UK’s financial landscape,” said Gunner.