Bike finance specialist MotoNovo Finance, has announced the expansion of its top ranks with three external appointments to its senior leadership team (SLT). Leanne Christmas joins as conduct and business risk director, Alice Sweet becomes product and proposition director, and James Gearey has been appointed interim commercial and performance director. The new team members will report to managing director Richard Jones, as he continues to reshape the business he joined in February. All three roles have been newly created and will complement the existing SLT.
Leanne Christmas joins from BMW Financial Services and tech firm Alphabet, where she spent seven years as chief compliance officer. She trained at Deloitte as a chartered accountant and previously held several global risk and governance roles within the Barclays Bank group.
Alice Sweet’s appointment sees her join MotoNovo following senior roles at Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal London Group. Most recently, she led Royal London’s UK life insurance business.
James Gearey brings an extensive track record, including senior leadership roles at Siemens Financial Services and Aviva. He joins MotoNovo from Covea Insurance, where he was managing director for personal lines and protection.
Richard Jones said: “I am delighted to welcome three new members to my executive team, who bring considerable capability and expertise to help drive our business forward. These are exciting times for MotoNovo Finance, and I am confident we now have the right team in place to help our business embrace the challenges and opportunities that present themselves.”