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UKEF recruits White Rose finance chief

22 Sep 16 UK Export Finance (UKEF), the export credit agency, has appointed Richard Simon-Lewis as head of civil, infrastructure and energy.

 Richard Simon-Lewis
Richard Simon-Lewis

Richard Simon-Lewis joins UKEF after a career in corporate finance. Most recently, he was finance director for Capture Power’s White Rose carbon capture and storage project, for which he led the project’s financing, structuring and capital formation before its collapse after backers pulled out.

Before this, he led Lloyds Banking Group’s renewable energy project finance function from 2009 to 2013. Previous employers include Credit Lyonnais, Abbey National, NatWest and the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan.

Of his new job, he said: “UKEF is renowned for its innovative and flexible support for exporters, and for many reasons this is a hugely exciting time to join the department. I look forward to helping even more companies in the civil, infrastructure and energy sectors succeed in the global marketplace.”

UKEF head of dusiness Gordon Welsh said: “He brings a wealth of experience to the role and will lead the team to deliver even more competitive and pioneering support to exporters in these important sectors.”

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