Close Brothers Aviation and Marine consolidates with high-calibre new hiresClose Brothers Aviation and Marine today announced that it has appointed two further industry specialists to enhance the division’s offering and drive business growth for the company. Reporting into Richard Kearsey, Managing Director, are Andrew New, Director of Marine, and Andrew Blundell, Director of Aviation.
Andrew New joins Close Brothers Aviation and Marion from ABN AMRO, having previously worked at Santander, GE and Lombard. With 20 years of Asset Finance experience, Andrew is tasked with developing the bank’s Commercial Marine offering, as well as the larger leisure based vessels.
Andrew Blundell joins the Close Brothers Aviation and Marine team after 17 years at Lombard, where he held a number of senior roles in commercial helicopter finance, Portfolio Management and Business Development. Andy spent the early part of his career at Barclays Corporate Banking. Andy, a keen aviation enthusiast, is responsible for driving forward Close Brothers’ support of the Business and General Aviation sector.
Richard Kearsey, Managing Director, Close Brothers Aviation and Marine commented: “Both Andrews are already playing a key part in establishing our team in the market. They bring with them many years of combined relevant experience, and are further evidence of the high calibre team we are creating at Close Brothers Aviation and Marine. By adding additional expertise to our business, we aim to be the ‘go-to’ provider for anyone looking to finance their aviation and marine requirements.”