Chetwood Financial hires chief data officer, head of people, and chief risk officer

Source: Chetwood FInancial

Chetwood Financial has announced the appointment of a new Chief Data Officer, Head of People and Chief Risk Officer.

Jessica Rusu has been appointed as Chief Data Officer and has been brought on board to further Chetwood’s mission of making customers better off with technology. As an established analytics and data leader, Rusu has 20 years of industry experience, most recently heading up Advanced Analytics and Customer Insight teams at eBay.

Sarah Hosker joins as Head of People following her role as Head of HR Function at The Wheatsheaf Group. Hosker has 20 years' diverse experience of leading the HR agenda across multiple industries and countries, and at Chetwood will be combining operational and strategic HR to maintain the fintech innovator’s ongoing initiatives in culture and organisational development.

Chris Daniels is joining Chetwood as Chief Risk Officer. Daniels brings with him over a decade of banking experience and will be overseeing risk management, credit risk and compliance activities. Prior to joining Chetwood, he spent 12 years at Vanquis Bank, where he was Chief Risk Officer from October 2015.

The expansion forms part of the Wrexham-based challenger bank’s continued mission to serve distinct customer segments with innovative digital products. Having obtained a banking license in 2018, Chetwood has achieved sustained industry commendation for its consumer sub-brand LiveLend, most recently at the MoneyNet 2020 awards, where the dynamic loan was named Best Lender Innovation.

Andy Mielczarek, the CEO of Chetwood Financial said: “At Chetwood, we aim to use technology to make people better off, and we’re pleased to welcome Jessica, Sarah and Chris to help us further this mission. We’re focused helping those who are underserved by the current banking system, and with the combined pedigree of our new joiners we’re excited to draw on their experience to continue delivering industry-changing products.”

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