our team

Driven by a responsibility to our clients

Meet the team

Ian Cunningham

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

  • Founded Affiniti Finance in 2014
  • Over 10 years experience in Legal Funding

  • Nick Shapland

    DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

  • Founded Affiniti Finance in 2014
  • Qualified Financial Services Executive with a 20 year track record

  • Joanna Burgess

    STRATEGY & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

  • Over 10 years experience at the UK’s largest Insurer and Insurance Broker
  • Responsible for the operational oversight, governance and strategic planning for the company

  • Grant Cumbley

    HEAD OF PRICING & RISK

  • 20 years’ experience in the legal, ATE and cost sectors
  • Responsible for the pricing, risk analysis and underwriting of new cases across Affiniti’s product divisions

  • Catrin Macleod

    HEAD OF CONSUMER LENDING

  • 20 years qualified solicitor with extensive hands on experience of operations management within a legal service environment
  • Responsible for the management, oversight and delivery of the Consumer lending division

  • Adel Belton

    HEAD OF COMPLIANCE

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the Consumer Credit and Financial Services industry
  • Responsible for implementing and overseeing controls in relation to compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Nick Pontt

    MANAGING DIRECTOR / HEAD OF COMMERCIAL

  • Solicitor, qualified in Australia, England and Wales, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration
  • Extensive experience in advising clients in a wide range of high-profile International contentious matters

  • Nick Sulman

    INVESTMENT MANAGER

  • Solicitor, qualified in Australia, England and Wales, with extensive financial services and commercial litigation and arbitration experience
  • Has acted for a broad range of individuals, companies and insolvency and financial services professionals, often cross-borders

  • Dave Drew

    INVESTMENT MANAGER

  • Qualified solicitor specialising in commercial litigation and cross-border investigations
  • Extensive experience in government and legislative affairs having worked for both the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the Shadow Attorney General

  • Lauren Ashun

    CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

  • Responsible for generating new business in to Affiniti Finance and maintaining the ongoing relationships
  • Specialises in the training and delivery of the service to Law Firms

  • Olivia Turner

    ASSOCIATE

  • LLB (Hons) graduated 2017 and current LLM student
  • Responsible for undertaking due diligence on commercial funding enquiries and maintaining our ongoing claims

  • Jade Jones

    LEGAL COMPLIANCE AND AUDIT EXECUTIVE

  • Over 10 years’ experience within Financial Services
  • Responsible for the onboarding and external audits of panel law firms

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