Martine Catton has been appointed as the chief executive officer of specialist short term financier Catalyst Business Finance.
Martine has been with the business since 2015 and in 2017 was appointed as a board director. Prior to joining Catalyst, Martine held several senior positions at Aldermore Bank Plc, Hitachi Capital and Barclays Bank.
She will be appointed as CEO with immediate effect and will be working alongside the board to continue to fulfil the growth aspirations of the business. Stuart Fraser who was CEO has been appointed as chairman.
Of the appointment Martine commented: “I’m delighted to be chosen to lead Catalyst Business Finance. We’ve experienced an exceptional 12 months in the business. We hit and have since surpassed the £500m funding milestone, and experienced one our most successful trading years since the business started in 2012. I am honoured to work with an exceptional team that are delivering today whilst we continue building for tomorrow. We have a huge opportunity to further build the business. One of our major focuses for the immediate future is the acceleration of our ability to create operational efficiencies. This will allow us to improve our service and help bring new and innovative products to both our clients and introducers.”