Owen studied Economics and Human Geography at Queen’s University Belfast, before joining the family business, Keys Finance. Owen developed and launched our Premium Finance and Fee Finance products and as Managing Director is now responsible for developing and implementing the Keys Finance corporate strategy as well as overseeing compliance and risk functions. Outside of work Owen enjoys golfing and playing bass guitar.
Having joined Keys Finance right at our inception in 1991, Barbara has accumulated a vast depth of experience within our business. Barbara has been and continues to be, instrumental in developing our operating and finance systems. Now as Finance Director, Barbara is primarily responsible for all our accounting, financial reporting, and treasury functions. Away from the office, Barbara enjoys running and hill walking.
Craig joined Keys Finance in 2011, having already gained extensive experience in the insurance and specialist finance markets, within both corporate insurers and banking. Since joining us, Craig has successfully brought our finance products into new territories and as Sales Director is responsible for driving our sales growth and revenues. Always on the go, Craig enjoys spending his spare time hiking and playing squash.
Peter has over 30 years of experience working in the banking, residential mortgage and finance sector in the City of London. Having joined Keys in 2018, as head of Fee Finance, Peter’s role is to develop and lead our Fee Finance product with key introducers in this sector. Peter is a season ticket holder at an unfashionable football team and loves his house music.
Gail joined Keys Finance in 2016, with over 20 years’ account executive experience in insurance during which she earned a Cert CII qualification. Moving effortlessly from Insurance to Finance, Gail successfully introduced our Fee Finance Product into the Republic of Ireland. Gail is responsible for developing our finance products in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Outside of work, Gail enjoys running and travelling.
With 20 years experience in retail banking at managerial level, Claire joined Keys Finance in 2019. An adept Operations Manager, Claire has established a highly engaged operations team. Her role is to drive the performance of the team, manage risk and ensure the client is at the heart of our business. Claire lives by the sea and is happiest sailing on her boat with her husband.
Following a career in academia, culminating in being awarded a PhD from Peterhouse Cambridge, Gemma returned to Northern Ireland and joined Keys Finance in 2019. A natural problem solver, Gemma took to the financial services world seamlessly and now provides our introducers with the highest levels of personal service. Outside of work, multi-talented Gemma, loves nothing more than performing at an improvisational comedy club.
Anne-Marie joined Keys Finance in 2020 with 12 years of retail banking experience as customer service manager. Prior to this Anne-Marie worked in hospitality and retail, so customer service is second nature to Anne-Marie. Her current role is to is to provide top class service to clients and introducers. Anne-Marie is a Mum of three who still fits in time for long walks with her husky.
Prior to joining Keys Finance in 2018, Trevor had over 10 years of wide-ranging administration experience within the private sector. Always keen to assist and a dedicated administrator, Trevor is currently responsible for the processing of new finance agreements, renewals and mid term adjustments. Trevor recently moved into a new home, is a new dog owner and loves to cook.
Joanne studied Law at University of Dundee, completed the LPC at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, was called to the Bar in 1999 and added to the Role of Solicitors in 2003. Prior to joining Keys in 2021, Joanne gained broad legal experience over 20 years in London and Belfast. Joanne loves watching her children play sports and taking her dog on seaside walks.
Alan founded Keys Group in 1991, following a pioneering career in Irish Financial Services and retired in 2010. Whilst sadly passing away in 2019, Alan’s enthusiasm for finance, gracious approach with business partners and entrepreneurial spirit remains an enduring legacy that we at Keys will always strive to achieve.
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