The ASTL appoints new executive committee


Benson Hersch astl

The Association for Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has today announced its new executive committee for the upcoming year, to take effect from 1st September 2018. All members of the committee are appointed directors of the Association.   The seven executive committee members are tasked with providing direction and guidance to the lending industry as well as making decisions on behalf of ASTL members.

There are four new board members: Sarah Jackson (Pivot), Narinder Khattoare (Kuflink), Anita Kirkbright (Amicus Finance) and Jonathan Newman (Brightstone Law).  They join Benson Hersch (CEO) and current board members James Bloom (Masthaven) and Brian West (Central Bridging).

The ASTL’s membership rules provide for all members of the committee, except the CEO, to retire after serving a maximum of two years.  Every year, those interested in taking up the available spaces on the committee, put their names forward and are then democratically elected by the ASTL’s wider membership.

Benson Hersch, pictured, CEO of the ASTL says:

“As we celebrate ten years of the ASTL, we will look to our new Board to shape the direction and standards of our members, and the wider industry.  The appointments of Sarah, Narinder, Anita and Jonathan will provide us with the skills and experience to ensure the continued growth of the ASTL membership and strengthen our position as a market leading voice for the short-term lending sector.”