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SAF are delighted to announce another new addition to the team, Andy James, who will be joining us on a consultancy basis.

Andy is highly experienced in banking and finance, specialising in asset finance. He has spent the past fifteen years working within the healthcare sector and the past four as Managing Director of Shawbrook Bank's Healthcare team. Andy has held a number of high-raking positions in well-established finance companies including Singer & Friedlander, where he headed the Operations side of a rapidly growing subsidiary business, establishing various support functions and developing and implementing corporate policies.

Andy then moved on to become Director of Healthcare at Singer & Friedlander who were subsequently acquired by Kaupthing Bank. Here Andy was responsible for establishing the asset management function and managing this portfolio. This developed to include responsibility for contract management and operations as well as asset management.

Andy's success as Director of Healthcare led him to becoming the Managing Director. During this time the business was acquired by Shawbrook Bank where it developed into an efficient, forward facing, sales environment. Whilst Andy was Managing Director the business was awarded Healthcare Lessor of the year 2017 and were finalists for Healthcare Bank of the year in 2018. Andy also led on the transaction to finance the UK's first three privately owned proton therapy machines.

Andy brings to SAF a huge amount of experience and knowledge of Operations, Asset Management, Contract Management and Sales. SAF are delighted to have Andy onboard and look forward to sharing in his skills and knowledge of the industry.