MAF finance group announce two new relationship directors
MAF finance group has appointed two new relationship directors to meet increased demand for sustainability finance solutions within the agricultural sector across the UK.
Andrew Casey joined MAF Finance Group earlier this year and moves to join the agricultural, renewable and sustainability team where he will bring his energy and enthusiasm to arrange funding for farmers looking to transition to a net zero future. Andrew boasts 16 years’ of experience in finance where he started his career with Lloyds Bank. Since then Andrew has worked for lenders such as RBS, Close Brothers, Ultimate Finance and Simply before becoming a finance broker with Anglo Scottish. His asset finance experience has previously been in printing, transport and yellow plant and he will transfer his knowledge, experience and contacts across the finance sector to help fund renewable technology projects.
Dawn Hanson joins with a wealth of renewable energy experience having worked with the asset finance provider Lombard at the start of her career helping to fund solar, biomass and wind projects. Across her career she has worked with dealers, vendors, brokers, and end customers to offer finance solutions for all types of agricultural and ground care machinery, including a lot of experience gained at John Deere Finance and De Lage Landon. Dawn has now returned to her roots looking after opportunities within the renewable sector and is already supporting green energy projects including anaerobic digestion across her portfolio.
Both new recruits will be based out of MAF’s head office in South Normanton, Derbyshire, supporting farmers across the UK.
Rachel Galbraith, director and head of agriculture, renewables & sustainability said: “It’s exciting to see the team grow as we continue to support this truly innovative sector. Farmers have always been ahead of other industries seeking to diversify their income streams and utilising government incentives such as the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), whilst reducing their energy costs.
“I feel confident and excited that both Andrew and Dawn’s experience will help us arrange further funding packages that will allow more farmers to access sources of greener and cleaner energy. It’s an opportune time to join the team as we open up more conversations with farmers looking to make the transition to sustainable operations. I extend a huge welcome to them both as they complement our forward-thinking capabilities.”