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Close Brothers Motor Finance appoints Lisa Watson as Director of Sales

21 March 2022


Close Brothers Motor Finance has appointed Lisa Watson as Director of Sales. 

Lisa joins the business having most recently worked as a Business Development Director for Assurant. She brings with her a wealth of experience from an extensive career spanning more than 20 years in the motor finance industry and retail banking, which includes Sandicliffe, Capital Bank Motor Finance, the Peter Vardy dealership group, and HSBC. 

Previously a client of Close Brothers Motor Finance, Lisa saw first-hand the high level of service and funding options tailored specifically for the market. 

In her new role, Lisa will be instrumental in developing and maintaining Close Brothers Motor Finance’s status as one of the leading motor finance providers in the UK. Lisa will develop and oversee the company’s operating strategy following the pandemic, and her role will be integral in continuing the business’ digital transformation journey. 

“I am delighted to have Lisa as part of our team” said Seán Kemple, Managing Director at Close Brothers Motor Finance. “Her expertise, passion and experience are second to none, and I have no doubt she’ll help us to continue to deliver a seamless service to our dealers and customers, now and in the future.”

Commenting on her new role, Lisa Watson, Director of Sales at Close Brothers Motor Finance, said: “I’m incredibly excited by my new role at Close Brothers Motor Finance. Having previously been a client of the business for many years, I have watched with interest, the rapid transformational changes that have taken place, and at a speed I have never seen before in any organisation. This makes it an exciting prospect for me as we continue to move at pace developing new industry-leading products and services in line with the changes we are now seeing in consumer behaviours.

“I was also attracted to the organisation as one of our primary focus points is caring for colleagues and ensuring gender equality remains at the forefront of our thinking and development, something I’m incredibly passionate about”

Close Brothers Motor Finance is committed to providing dealers with the support and guidance they need to make their business a success. Lisa’s appointment will ensure business operations continue to deliver for dealers and customers through streamlined processes, as well as maintaining growth in the business.

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