Andrew Johnston (AJ) has joined ABN AMRO Commercial Finance (ACF) as UK Head of Sales SME.
He will lead a team of business development managers located across England and Wales focussed on supporting SMEs with funding requirements up to £10m. He will work closely with Pierre Vinci, Head of Corporate & International Origination, whose team focusses on supporting larger organisations across the UK and Europe. AJ will report to Debbie Bell, Commercial Director UK.
With over 26 years’ experience in financial services, AJ joins ACF from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he led a team of Executive Leadership Coaches in Commercial and Private Banking. Prior to that he worked as Director of Client Relations in RBS Invoice Finance, and Business Development Director in the Commercial Bank, responsible for attracting ‘new to bank’ customers.
Debbie Bell: “At ACF we aim for growth by harnessing talent, so are very pleased to welcome AJ to our team. His knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to our commercial department, as we continue to deliver creative asset based lending solutions to our clients.”
Following a great start to the year, with ‘funds in use’ up by almost 15% compared with this time last year, AJ will play an important role in ACF UK’s continued aim for growth. AJ: “ACF has such a comprehensive range of creative funding solutions, underpinned by a strong relationship-based approach. I am thrilled to lead an experienced team in supporting more businesses to achieve their ambitions.”