DF Capital announced Ciara Raison has joined the bank as its new chief commercial officer to lead its commercial lending function.
As part of DF Capital’s senior leadership team, Ciara will report into CEO Carl D’Ammassa. She takes over from Andy Stafferton who has recently been appointed into a newly-created strategic role focussed on developing new products, exploring new geographies, partnerships, and new sectors to support the bank’s growth ambitions.
Ciara joins from Secure Trust Bank where she held the position of commercial director for V12 Vehicle Finance. As a Chartered Banker Member with a masters degree in mathematics, Ciara has spent over 20 years working in financial services. During this time, she has held senior commercial roles at Close Brothers Motor Finance, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Aviva. In 2021 Ciara was named Business Leader of the Year at the Women in Credit Awards and won the same award at the Credit Strategy Leadership Awards in 2022.
Distribution Finance Capital Holdings plc (LON:DFCH) is UK specialist commercial lending and personal savings bank. From straightforward savings to practical finance solutions, our aim is to help customers manage and grow their business or savings. Founded as a specialist commercial lender in 2016, DF Capital was authorised as a bank in September 2020.