Together announces internal executive team promotions


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Specialist lender Together has announced three promotions to its executive team for Sarah Nield, Ryan Etchells and Julie Twynholm.

Sarah Nield will take on the role of Group Chief Compliance Officer. Her key focus will centre on delivering the group’s strategy to become an exemplar in the specialist lending market.

Sarah joined Together three years ago and has held two roles in Risk, enabling her to support the business in navigating the ever-changing regulatory environment for Together’s customers and regulators.

Ryan Etchells has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer. His remit will be to drive the business’ commercial plan, developing strategies to ensure Together delivers value for all of its stakeholders in a sustainable way.

Ryan started his career at Together on the Graduate scheme, which provided the foundations to develop and progress.

Ryan left Together to grow his knowledge and experience in banking and during this time, he gained a Master’s degree in Banking. In 2021, he returned to the Cheadle-based lender to lead the Product team.

Julie Twynholm has been promoted to Group Chief Risk Officer. Julie’s role will centre on keeping the business safe, collaborating across the business to navigate Together safely through the challenging macroeconomic environment and our transformation and modernisation.

Julie joined Together 18 months ago, after supporting the business as a consultant. Her previous roles have taken her across the globe, spending time in Bermuda and Hong Kong. Julie brings a wealth of experience in financial services risk management.

Gerald Grimes, Group CEO Designate at Together said:

“I am delighted to announce the news that Julie, Sarah and Ryan will all be promoted into executive team roles.

I want to take this opportunity to wish them well in their new roles and welcome them to the Executive Team.

It is a great demonstration that Together provides colleagues with the opportunity to progress internally and these appointments will bring greater diversity to the current team.”