UK Management Team
Tim joined the business as Financial Controller in 2011 and was promoted to Finance Director in 2019 having accumulated over 17 years of experience in asset finance. His career started out on a graduate scheme at Hitachi Capital where he gained experience in management accounting, vendor sales, syndication, project management and FP&A.
As Finance Director he has complete oversight of all accounting, tax, VAT, and treasury activities. He also holds the position of Company Secretary.
Tim is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England.
David’s responsibilities as Joint Managing Director extend to the overseeing of all the Operational aspects of the business ensuring that the right technologies and support services are in place to deliver premium service levels to our customers and partners alike.
David joined the business as Finance Director in 2001. Prior to this, he started his career at KPMG and since leaving there, he has gained over 20 years of experience at senior management positions within the UK leasing and asset finance industry.
David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a degree in Classics from Durham University.
LinkedIn: David Yates-Mercer
Dominic joined in 2007 as Head of Technology developing the small ticket business and growing market share with predominantly international IT vendors and IT lessors and after 6 years he became Operational Business Development Director. Prior to this, Dominic joined the industry in 1994 as a graduate trainee at Hitachi Credit and then held various sales positions assisting vendors and resellers grow their sales through the use of finance across diverse markets including IT, Office Equipment, Printing, Machine Tools and Material Handling.
His role as Joint Managing Director sees him responsible for overseeing the Sales and Customer facing areas of the business.
Dominic holds a Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) Diploma and has a degree in German and Management Science from Keele University.
Steve Bowden joined SGEF UK in 1997 and has been Sales Director since 2001. Steve started his banking career at ABN Bank in the City of London before moving into equipment finance at the Royal Bank of Canada.
At SGEF UK, Steve is responsible the Hi-tech, Transport, Industrial, Construction and Public Sector business lines.
Steve has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Kent.