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ASTL appoints new executive committee

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The Association of Short Term Lenders has appointed its new executive committee for the upcoming year.

Chief executive Benson Hersch will be joined by Adrian Bloomfield (Barton Bridging Capital), Brian West (Central Bridging), Emma Ryan (Amicus Finance), Gavin Diamond (UTB), James Bloom (Masthaven Bank) and Scott Marshall (Roma Finance).

The new board will take effect from 1 September 2017.

All committee members bar the chief executive have to retire after serving two years at most.

Marshall has already served two years but will remain for one extra year as there was a shortage of applicants.

Hersch says: “I am confident that the new executive committee will continue to work to raise standards within the ASTL and its wider membership, while also increasing awareness of the value of bridging while and the short term secured lending market.”

Hope Capital chief executive Jonathan Sealey and Masthaven managing director Jon Hall have stepped down from the board.

Hersch adds: “Their continued commitment and support has helped the association to grow to record membership levels.”

ASTL membership currently stands at 37 members and 30 associate members.

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