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Welcoming our new Commercial Director and Partnership Director

November 3, 2021 | Categorised in: ,

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Natalie Player, our new Commercial Director, and Deborah Ward, our new Partnership Director.

In Natalie’s new role she will be heading up our partnership team, whilst Deborah will be taking responsibility for our relationships with law firms and solicitors across the North of England and the Midlands.

Both Natalie and Deborah join us from Novitas Loans, where for the past four years they worked as Account Directors. Previously, Natalie trained and practiced as a Solicitor at London-based Bircham Dyson Bell (now BDB Pitmans) and Ambrose Appelbe. She’ll predominantly be based in our London office and will be responsible for our relationships across London and the South of England.

Deborah trained at O’Neill Morgan, based in Stockport, before becoming becoming a Director at the firm. She was then a solicitor at Keoghs, Nicholls, Linsdell & Harris, and has specialised in personal injury and private client work throughout her career. With a strong contact base in the North of England, Deborah will be based in Manchester, enhancing our geographical reach.

Both Directors join us at an exciting time, just two months after the arrival of our first CEO, Richard Kennerley. The arrivals also follow the recent extension of our legacy products into Scotland. Following this expansion, our executor loans and beneficiary loans are now the first products of their kind to be available across the whole of Great Britain.

Richard Kennerley, CEO of Ampla Finance, says: “I’m delighted to welcome both Natalie and Debbie to Ampla. Both have extensive networks and commercial relationships and, as ex-lawyers, a depth of industry experience that will be of tremendous value to our partners and clients.

“Following the recent roll out of our legacy products in Scotland, the arrival of Natalie and Debbie is the latest sign of our further expansion and growth in the legal finance market. Their arrival goes a long way to further advancing us on our journey and mission of becoming the number one provider in our chosen products and services. I’m looking forward to working closely with both Natalie and Debbie as we look ahead to another year of growth in 2022.”

Natalie Player, Commercial Director at Ampla Finance, says: “I am really excited to be joining Ampla Finance at this pivotal moment in the market. I’ve been really impressed by the ambition the business has shown over the last couple of years, which has helped to establish the company as a major player in the legal finance market already. In my new role, I’m looking forward to building on this progress as we look to become the market leader in the coming years.”

Deborah Ward, Partnership Director at Ampla Finance, says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Ampla Finance team. As soon as I was aware of the opportunity to join, I jumped at the chance. There’s a brilliant team already in place, who’ve done a terrific job growing the business in the last two years. I’m looking forward to working alongside Richard and the rest of the team as we look to continue expanding and building up the client base right across the UK.”