About Us

About Us

We’re supported by RoundShield Partners, an independent European investment firm advising approx. $2.5 billion of discretionary capital. RoundShield is actively promoting innovation in the consumer and SME finance space, as an investor in asset-backed special opportunities.

Richard Kennerley Chief Executive Officer

Richard has extensive experience in corporate and consumer finance in both the UK and APAC, which he uses to shape Ampla’s vision and values and to make sure that we provide the best possible experience for our Clients and Partners, now and in the future.

Marcus Holburn Chief Financial Officer

With over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, Marcus has led a range of finance teams – from fast-growing SMEs through to multi-nationals. His wealth of risk and compliance experience ensures that we remain the fairest and most transparent lenders in the business.

Louise Hall Chief Product Officer

Louise’s extensive experience sits at the nexus of business, law and technology. She is ideally placed to ensure our Ampla offering is always at the cutting-edge of what is possible and that we deliver the best possible customer service, always.

Natalie Player Commercial Director

As a qualified Solicitor, Natalie really understands what our Clients and Partners value when it comes to Ampla’s product and service delivery. Natalie leads Ampla’s Partnership Team, developing relationships throughout the UK.

Deborah Ward Partnership Director

Deborah is a qualified Solicitor and brings her extensive industry experience to bear, focusing on developing strategic relationships with Solicitor Partners in the North of England.

Finch Hare Partnership Manager

Finch has a wealth of experience in professional services and legal recruitment and brings that energy, tenacity and desire to work closely with his clients in to his role as Partnership Manager.

Nigel Shepherd Adviser

Nigel brings over 35 years of family law experience to Ampla, being the only person to have twice chaired family law association Resolution and with extensive experience as a solicitor and collaborative family practitioner. In 2019, Nigel was awarded awarded the Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law.

Grace Fuller Operations Manager

Providing our customers with an excellent experience is always our top priority. Grace is on hand to make sure that applications are carefully reviewed and any queries answered. Her extensive experience in financial services means that she's the best person for the job.

Michael Standen Credit Underwriter

Michael is crucial in ensuring that Ampla provides the quality and efficient service we promise. He is widely experienced in credit underwriting for a niche lender and brings that to bear when offering funding solutions for our Clients.

Jennifer Lewis Operations Assistant

Jennifer draws on her background in administration and process management to work closely with all departments within Ampla to keep things moving efficiently, making sure we live up to our promises to be quick, responsive and transparent.

Asanka Gamage Assistant Accountant

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Asanka makes sure that daily finance activities run smoothly within the organisation. This helps to ensure that Ampla provides a high quality service to our customers and partner firms

John Taylor Executive Director

When it comes to business strategy, John is our go-to man. Having previously worked with a number of private equity groups, international and UK challenger banks/lenders, he’s in charge of helping us pioneer and deliver new forms of lending.

Gary Little Executive Director

Gary has led the launch of several innovative and pioneering businesses. Earlier in his career he held senior positions in a number of blue chip organisations. His passion is to develop successful businesses, and his experience will ensure that we thrive.