Instant Finance appoints Chief Executive
Instant Finance has announced the appointment of Dion Jones to the role of Chief Executive Officer. He will commence the role in August 2019.
Laurie Margrain, Chairman of Instant Finance Board of Directors relayed his pleasure in securing someone of Mr Jones’ standing and leadership capability through a phase of transformation within the organisation.
“The Board is delighted to make this appointment and to welcome Dion to the team. The organisation will be embarking on a long period of technological change with its digital projects and Dion’s unique range of skills will ensure Instant moves forward with confidence.” said Mr. Margrain.
With considerable knowledge of consumer finance and governance; Mr Jones has successfully led sizeable teams throughout his career. Most recently serving as Group General Manager of finance with Turners Automotive Group Limited, boasting considerable experience in the finance sector going back some twenty-three years.
Mr Jones says he is thrilled to join such a highly-regarded organisation, who he notes has built a reputation with the community which has been founded on trust.
“I’m incredibly excited and looking forward to joining Instant Finance. It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to lead such a well-respected team and company into a new digital era. We will be striving to deliver growth and build further on the reputation Instant Finance has for being completely customer centric and a responsible lender. The rock-solid platform that is already in place will allow us to venture into new markets, whilst improving our core products for the loyal customer base that already exists. The possibilities for our customers are unlimited with the ‘makers of possible’ team at Instant Finance.”
Mr Margrain would also like to thank retiring Chief Executive Richard de Lautour for his outstanding service and leadership. “Richard joined Instant Finance in 2003 and has helped grow the business through a period that saw the virtual collapse of the local finance industry followed by the Global Financial Crisis”.
“Richard has been a real asset to Instant Finance and has brought disciplines and processes to our financial management and our customer service culture that have helped us become the successful business we are today. We wish him all the best for a well-deserved retirement” he added.