Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Cheetham has been CEO of the Group since 2007 and has overseen the company’s development from managing 15,000 overly indebted consumers to over 50,000 today. Matt is the non executive Chairman of Rock Insurance. Prior to working for the group, Matt was a senior executive at several travel businesses.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Harrington Brooks, Steve Evans had ten years’ experience working in senior finance roles within the legal sector. During this period he had direct managerial responsibilities for client monies which exceeded £50m. He has also managed the due diligence and financial integration process on a number of mergers and asset acquisitions. Steve holds a BA (Hons) in Business Administration and has been an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for thirteen years.
Group Commercial Director
Darren has a board background in financial & legal services spanning over 20 years having held director and senior positions within award winning companies in the North West. Prior to his time at the One Advice Group Darren ran his own management consultancy business, was the Managing Director of one of the top four UK claims management firms and held senior roles at Capital One, the Paymex group and Freedom Finance. During this time Darren built a number of cohesive teams which have helped transform business performances and improve customer outcomes.
Group Risk and Compliance Director
Bob has over 20 years of compliance experience, both leading teams of compliance professionals and implementing policies in a variety of major UK consumer credit companies. Focused on effective stakeholder management, Bob has been instrumental in building robust regulatory governance and risk management frameworks which deliver customer centric solutions. Prior to joining the senior team at the One Advice Group, Bob was Head of Risk and Compliance at StepChange Debt Charity.
Claire has significant experience and in-depth knowledge of managing and achieving strategic goals as part of the HR function. Throughout her career Claire has delivered consistently against common markers which fall under the HR banner including engagement, learning and development and positive change management. Her career to date has also included key roles at Shop Direct, Search Consultancy and the De Vere Group.
RJD Partners are the major shareholder in the group. They are an independent private equity investor focused on lower mid-market companies predominantly in the services and leisure sectors in the UK. RJD provides equity funding solutions for buyouts, buy-ins and businesses requiring development capital, investing up to £25 million of equity. They aim to be flexible in the funding solutions offered and are highly selective in the businesses they back. They have a reputation for delivery, decisiveness and consistency that is core to the business.