ASTL elects new executive board members

They take the place of outgoing members who retired from their executive duties

ASTL elects new executive board members

The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has announced the appointment of three new members to its executive board.

The new ASTL board members are Jamie Pritchard, sales director at Glenhawk; Sabinda Robinson-Sandhu, head of operations and marketing at Avamore Capital; and Mark Stokes, chief commercial officer at United Trust Bank.  

The new executive board appointees were elected by members of the ASTL from a record number of candidates and votes. They replaced James Bloom, director at Alternative Bridging Corporation; Gavin Diamond, chief executive at Spring Finance; and Alan Margolis – all retired from their executive duties for the association, having served their maximum terms.  

Pritchard, Robinson-Sandhu, and Stokes will join existing executive committee members Steve Barber, managing owner at Bridging Finance Solutions; Ray Cohen, director at Jackson Cohen Associates; and Scott Marshall, managing director at Roma Finance.

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Vic Jannels (pictured), chief executive at the Association of Short Term Lenders, thanked those who participated in the election for the three executive board vacancies.

“The number of candidates and votes were at an extremely high level, which demonstrates the support we continue to enjoy in keeping our association meaningful in the sector,” he remarked. “I would also like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the retiring executive board members, who have provided outstanding support and service to the ASTL in recent years.

“I am personally very grateful for their encouragement and guidance and respect the huge contribution they have made to the association during their term of service.”  

Jannels also expressed his gratitude to the new appointees “for committing their time and energies to helping lead the ASTL.”

“We have an exciting year ahead, with our conference in October and the launch of the short-term lending industry’s first education program, as well as the launch of our first white paper on bridging finance,” he said. “This activity wouldn’t be possible without the contribution of our members, associate members and executive team and we will continue to do all we can to support the interests of the short-term lending industry and our customers.”