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Platform appoints risk director

Platform has appointed Alexia Antoniou as director of risk and compliance.

Reporting directly to managing director David Tweedy, Antoniou will oversee a team of 19 including Platforms head of compliance and head of risk.

She will take responsibility for the implementation of Platforms credit strategy.

Antoniou began her career in the mortgage industry with UCB Home Loans where she worked across a number of divisions including new business and project management.

In 1997, The Money Store purchased Platform Home Loans and Antoniou was central in setting up and launching the new company to market.

Working for the lender through subsequent acquisitions by Cabot Square Capital and its existing owner Britannia in 2001, Antoniou was the director of the new business department before taking a maternity break.

Tweedy says: I have known Alexia for many years and she has played a key role in the strategic development of the company during her time with us.

In a period of increased competition within the sector, Alexias knowledge and experience in both risk and compliance will be of critical importance to Platform as we continue to improve business performance and grow market share.

“I look forward to working with her in taking the business forward in the coming months.


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