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The brightest and best young professionals in the asset finance industry have been revealed in the 2022 30 Under 30 index from the Leasing Foundation, with the winners announced at the Asset Finance Connect UK Conference on December 5th.

The 30 Under 30 listing is published annually to celebrate the most influential and highest achieving individuals in the asset finance industry.

This year’s recipients represent 29 different lenders or service providers who together are investing in the future leaders of the industry.

As sponsors of the 30 Under 30 Index in 2022, Acquis' Chief Commercial Officer James Rudolf noted that, “Acquis Data Services is delighted to sponsor The Leasing Foundation 30 under 30. Support for and recognition of the next generation of talent in our industry is vital. The speed of change is increasing and challenges are evolving, which presents new opportunities that the next generation of leaders will have to navigate through. It is so encouraging to see the breadth and depth of talent in our industry, and that lenders and service providers recognise the critical part our upcoming leaders will play in our collective future.”

The Leasing Foundation, founded in 2012, is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on innovation, young people, diversity, and inclusion.

Nathan Mollett, chair of the Leasing Foundation commented: “The Leasing Foundation 30 under 30 recognises and celebrates the next generation of talent in the asset finance industry. We took time to review countless number of nominations and judged them on their accomplishments, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. For the second year running we have an index of 30 outstanding individuals in this space, all aged 30 and under. Our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate individuals for the 2022 Leasing Foundation 30 under 30. Our congratulations go to everyone who made our list. The impressive and substantial achievements by every one of these individuals is testament to the breadth of young talent in the asset finance community.”

The 30 Under 30 winners for 2022 were announced at the Asset Finance Connect UK Autumn Conference. James Rudolf, Chief Commercial Officer at Acquis along with Leasing Foundation Chair, Nathan Mollett welcomed the winners to the stage during the conference in London to receive their award recognising their achievement.

In alphabetical order (by first name) the Leasing Foundation 30 Under 30 for 2022 are:


Aaron Ghuman 

Shire Leasing

Abbie Mosley  Time Finance
Adrian Monger  Hexa Finance
Alex McWilliams  Simply
Alice Scoates  Lombard
Alistair Trussler  Aldermore Bank
Ana-Maria Broscatan  Close Brothers
Arsalan Shaikh  NETSOL Technologies
Becky Hays  MAF Finance Group
Ben Millard  Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Brad Garside  PMD Business Finance
Cat Dickson Alfa Financial Software
Eleanor Russell-Blackburn  Haydock Finance
Ella Macdonald Novuna
George Churcher Moorgate Finance
Georgia Bright  Praetura
Glen McQuilken  Metro Bank
Hafsah T Ali  HPE Financial Services
Hana Stavileci  Lenovo
Hannah Perrin  Close Brothers
Haz O’Connell DF Capital
Jake Harfield  Paragon
James Gordon United Trust Bank
Jasmine Buller  Star Asset Finance
Joe Capocci  Tomorrow's Journey
Josh Grady Lloyds Banking Group
Luke Taylor Liberty Leasing
Mariana Vidal  Acquis
Oliver Cole  Cornwood Finance
Tonika Pettman  Arkle Finance

The Leasing Foundation's charity partner for 2023 is Wings for Life.

They are a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Their mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Wings for Life fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord. You can support them in achieving their goal by donating via their website or by texting WINGS to 70800.


The Asset Finance Young Professionals Report 2022 which includes profiles of the 30 Under 30 winners for 2022 can be downloaded here

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