Commercial finance provider Independent Growth Finance has appointed Paul Whitaker as chief risk and operating officer.

He joined IGF after two and a half years at Barclays bank, where he held the position of head of business transformation and delivery.

Whitaker (pictured) has 30 years’ experience working in operations and business transformation roles in the financial services sector, including 19 years at GE Capital, before joining Barclays in 2017.

His expertise includes change and risk management, shared services, outsourcing, operational excellence, regulatory compliance and organisational optimisation.

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