Glenhawk has appointed Andrew Townsend as chief financial officer and Ryan Benton as finance director.

Townsend joins with over 35 years’ experience in the regulated financial services and banking sector.

Most recently he was chief financial officer at DSG Group’s lending division, Unity Auto Finance.

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Previous roles include co-founder, finance director and managing director at The Beacon Group, finance director at SPML, and finance and commercial director at Abbey National-owned First National Bank’s consumer finance division.

Benton joins Glenhawk from Close Brothers, where he was senior finance business partner.

He also spent time at Aldermore Bank and Legal & General Investment Management.

Guy Harrington, chief executive officer at Glenhawk, said: “Townsend and Benton, two highly experienced finance professionals, join us a critical juncture, giving us important capabilities as we move closer to delivering on our product expansion plans.”

Townsend added: “Having admired Glenhawk’s rise from afar, it is hugely exciting to be joining Harrington and the team to support with the next phase of the business’s growth.”