SWIG Finance has appointed Christine Allison as Chairperson Elect.
She will succeed Malachy McReynolds, who is stepping down in March 2021 after five years in the role.
Christine has been a Non- Executive Director for SWIG Finance for the past 3.5 years, during which time she has played an active role in supporting the company growth across the South West.
Christine has been involved with finance for much of her working life, having spent many years working internationally, largely with the Washington DC based World Bank, and more recently working on access to finance at both national and local levels in the UK.
Christine comments: “It is a great privilege to be appointed as the next Chair of SWIG Finance. I am excited to be working alongside SWIG colleagues and South West partners to support local SMEs with the right kind of finance, and to help the regional economy recover and grow.”
Vanessa Moon, Founding Director of Moon Executive Search, led the campaign on the search for the new Chair comments: “This was a great campaign and there was a huge amount of traction in the business and finance community, with sound support for SWIG Finance. I was so impressed with the amount of interest shown in the roles and keenness of candidates and I am delighted with the end result.”