Proplend Announces New Non-Executive Chairman

Published on October 5, 2016

Proplend are pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Cottrell as Non Exec Chairman.

Rupert is an experienced director having held a number of executive and non-executive roles. He has held senior positions with Cazenove, now JP Morgan Cazenove, and Hill Samuel, now part of the TSB Group. Rupert also spent four years as a director of FIMBRA, the UK financial regulator, now succeeded by the FCA. Rupert’s Board appointments have included The PFI Infrastructure Company plc and Carpathian plc and he was formerly chairman of both Diamond Capital Circle plc and Infrastructure India plc. Rupert is a Fellow of the Securities Institute and is on the Guernsey Corporate Register. Most recently Rupert was Chairman of ThinCats, a SME Peer to Peer lending platform, which was sold to a European Hedge Fund late 2015.


Brian Bartaby | Founder & CEO commented:

“It is a pleasure to welcome Rupert to the board. Rupert brings a wealth of experience and oversight across the investment, property, regulatory and Peer to Peer industries, which will be invaluable as Proplend continues to grow.”

Rupert Cottrell commented;

“ I believe Proplend to be the leader in the exciting second generation of the Peer to Peer Asset Class and as such, am honoured to be offered the Chair. I much hope my experience of the City, Regulation and as a shareholder and former Chairman of ThinCats, will add value to Proplend and help to blend and cement the considerable skills sets within the Proplend Management and Staff.