Chief Executive Officer
Sean established Castle Trust in the UK prior to it being funded by J.C. Flowers & Co. Roles before that include being a Divisional Director at Macquarie Bank in London, running the Public Market Strategies Group, establishing a business in Australia which provided a shared equity mortgage product, and a mergers and acquisitions practitioner with Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Singapore, London and Madrid. Sean has degrees in Chemical Engineering (Hons) and Commerce (major in Finance) from the University of Sydney.
Group Executive Director, Distribution, at Nationwide from 2009 to 2013, responsible for the branch network, call centres, internet banking and regulated & intermediary distribution, having been Group Executive Director, Non-Retail, from 2007. Previously a director of the Portman Building Society, and an Executive Director in the Global Reinsurance Division at Willis. Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders in 2009 and 2010.
Chief Financial Officer
Julian joined Castle Trust in May 2011 having previously worked in Standard Bank’s Treasury function, where his responsibilities spanned the Treasury operations in the UK, Brazil, Turkey and Singapore. Prior to this he was a Senior Manager in Oliver Wyman’s finance and risk consultancy practice, working for financial institutions across the UK, US, Benelux, Scandinavia, Middle East and Africa. Julian graduated from Cambridge University with a Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Andrew joined Castle Trust in January 2015, having previously held the role of Head of Legal at Europe Arab Bank where he was responsible for the Legal Operations of the Arab Bank group throughout Europe. Prior to this he had worked in Private Practice at the law firms Slaughter and May and Sidley Austin where he had advised clients worldwide on a wide variety of banking and financial services matters. Andrew is a Solicitor with a Jurisprudence degree from Oxford University.
Chief Operating Officer
In a financial services career spanning over 20 years, Barry was Operations Director at Private Label Mortgage Services when it was acquired by GMAC RFC Limited in 2000 - he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2003. GMAC RFC went from a start-up lender in 2000 to the tenth largest mortgage lender in the country by 2006. Barry was subsequently a founding director of Portillion Ltd, a start-up mortgage & savings bank and then Chief Operating Officer of the Legal and General Mortgage division until December 2013.
Managing Director, Omni Capital Retail Finance
Michael co-founded Omni Capital Retail Finance in 2009, prior to its acquisition by Castle Trust in 2017. In a financial services career spanning 15 years his previous roles have been in both Debt Collection and Debt Purchase, where he worked as Operations Director and Managing Director. Michael studied Money, Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham.