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.

Tim Porter Commercial Director

Tim leads Ampla’s Family and Legacy teams to create great customer outcomes. With over 15 years’ experience driving positive change in and around the legal, financial and insurance sectors, he really understands what our Clients and Partners value when it comes to Ampla’s products and service delivery.

Bob Bains Commercial Director

Bob has a diverse and successful career within small Private Equity backed to multi-national organisations and across multiple finance and sales channels. Managing large multi-disciplinary teams he enjoys developing and bringing innovative product to market which deliver real value to customers.

Natalie Player Risk Director

Natalie practised as a family solicitor at a top central London law firm before moving into litigation finance in 2017. Drawing on her broad experience across both fields, she is focussed on delivering a streamlined risk profile for the business to facilitate an easy and responsive application process for our clients, whilst maintaining the integrity and values intrinsic to Ampla.

Andrew Shirtcliff Business Development Director

Andrew brings his extensive experience to develop Ampla’s Legacy product and responsible for the company’s relationships in London and rest of the UK.

Chantelle Atille Partnership Director

Chantelle joins Ampla with over 18 years’ of experience within the finance and banking sector. Building valued relationships with partners in London adding value to the client base we serve.

Grace Fuller Risk 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.

Emma Speed Sales and Operations Manager

Emma is our Sales and Operations manager for Legacy at Ampla Finance with 10+ years demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Sales, Business Relationship Management, Business Development, Underwriting and Loan operations in the UK and overseas.

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.

Jonathan Choat Head of Digital

Jonathan continues to build Ampla's digital footprint and improving efficiencies to make sure we live up to our promises to be quick, responsive and transparent.

William Dorey Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator

As our Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator, William supports the family team with planning and arrangements, ensuring that operations run smoothly and in a timely manner.

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.

Carolanne McArdle Accountant

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Carolanne 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.