Lendscape’s board of directors has appointed three finance industry experts as founding members of the Lendscape advisory board, with Martin Morrin acting as its chairman.

The formation of the advisory board will give Lendscape access to a team of highly respected business leaders, with deep financial sector knowledge and a track record of advising established and high-growth businesses.

Lendscape welcomes its founding advisory board members, whose guidance will help the company to refine its strategy, prioritize innovations and connect with new customers and partners:

Martin Morrin

Morrin first joined the RBS Group in 1986 and was a founding member of Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Finance. He held a variety of management positions at RBS Invoice Finance and has twice been its managing director. He was previously the director of asset based lending at Barclays Bank, managing director of First Capital Cashflow and managing director for Santander Invoice Finance. Morrin now provides advisory services to a number of lenders in the UK and other markets, and has been announced as the new advisory board’s chairman.

Steve Box

Box has more than 35 years of experience in banking and working capital asset finance across global markets, having been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers this year. He currently holds several senior strategic positions for a number of international non-bank financial institutions within the fintech working capital marketplace, including Accelerated Payments, OCI, Smart Business Link and Channel Capital Advisors. Box previously held several senior executive roles, including head of Europe for Falcon Group, international CEO of Bibby Financial Services and global head of receivables finance at HSBC.

Peter Hunt

Hunt has wide-ranging strategic change experience, including as head of strategy for RBS Business & Commercial Banking and COO of Investec’s asset finance group. He has led initiatives ranging from market entry to business transformation and fintech partner selection. Hunt is currently COO of consulting firm Finativ, which specializes in the delivery of strategic change programs across the asset, motor and invoice finance markets.

“We’re delighted to have attracted an advisory board of such respected industry figures,” Tony Davison, executive chairman at Lendscape, said. “This team brings decades of expertise and knowledge that will be invaluable in guiding us to ensure that besides keeping up with constantly evolving technology, which is what we do, we also stay abreast of the ever-changing business requirements of the secured lending industry – supporting the next phase of our growth.”

“Our leadership team welcomes this exciting initiative,” Kevin Day, CEO of Lendscape, said. “The advisory board will bring an even closer alignment of our strategy with the needs of our customers and the wider market.”