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Shire Leasing PLC has announced an Executive Board restructuring to drive continued growth plans.

Effective April 1, 2024, Helen Lumb has assumed the role of Managing Director. Lumb brings a wealth of experience and an intimate knowledge of the company's operations, joining the company as Finance Director in 2014 and later taking up the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2018.

Lumb is widely regarded as an influential figure within the asset finance industry, regularly invited to lead talks or contribute towards industry discussions. Lumb holds external roles as Board Director of the Finance & Leasing Association, as well as Board Director for the Leasing Foundation, where she champions the critical cause of diversity and inclusion within the industry. Her diverse skillset and passions have been recognised through winning Asset Finance Connect’s Social Award in 2023.

"I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to broaden my influence and continue to drive Shire towards new successes”, commented Helen Lumb. “In addition to ensuring that we have the right leadership in place to drive the company’s continued growth, these changes are reflective of Shire’s commitment to fostering talent from within our organisation as well as championing women. I look forward to further shaping the future of this innovative, forward-thinking company”.

In tandem with the transition, Emma Carruthers has taken the role of Finance Director of Shire Leasing PLC.

With a financial background spanning over 28 years, Carruthers has served on the Executive Board as Shire Leasing’s Head of Finance since 2019, working closely alongside Helen Lumb.

In December 2023, Carruthers graduated an 18-month learning and implementation programme for senior finance leaders to embed sustainability, completing The Prince’s Accounting 4 Sustainability (A4S) qualification.