Leading specialist lender Together has announced that John Lowe will be joining its senior management team and group board as group finance director.
Gary Beckett, who was appointed to the Together board in 2000, will be taking on the new role of group managing director and chief treasury officer, following a short transition period.
John Lowe, who will join Together on 5 February, was previously finance director at Coventry Building Society, a position he held from 2010, having joined the building society three years earlier.
An Oxford University graduate, who qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Mr Lowe has more than 15 years’ experience in financial services, across a broad range of businesses. He is also vice chairman of the Coventry Independent Advice Service, a charity which offers free advice on subjects such as debt and housing to people living in the midlands city.
John Lowe said:
“I’m looking forward to my new role at Together and am really pleased to be joining at this exciting time, as the group continues with its long-term growth strategy and affirms its position as one of the UK’s leading specialist finance providers.”
Gary Beckett will continue his current responsibility for the group treasury, investor relations and strategic finance. In addition, he will support the group CEO in developing and implementing the group’s strategy as Together continues to expand.
Mike McTighe, group chairman at Together, said:
“We are delighted to welcome John to the group and to congratulate Gary on his new role. This announcement reflects the group’s continued strong progress and our ongoing investment in building an enhanced platform to support our future growth ambitions.”