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John Phillipou appointed FLA Chair

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The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has today announced the appointment of Paragon Bank's John Phillipou as the new Chair of the Association. He succeeds Rebecca McNeil, who held this post since 2021.

John is Managing Director of SME Lending at Paragon Bank and his career spans over 25 years in business lending, both in the UK and globally, including roles with Bank of Scotland, JCB Finance, Citigroup and as International MD for Deutsche Leasing.

Stephen Haddrill, Director General of the FLA, said: “On behalf of the Board and the FLA staff, I would like to thank Rebecca McNeil for her service during the last two years. Her time as Chair provided great leadership and vision. We are delighted to welcome John into this role, and excited to see the contributions he will make to the membership and the wider industry.”

John Phillipou, added: “I’m proud to have been appointed Chair of the FLA. The industry is on the verge of significant change in the coming years through technology advancements and I am looking forward to playing a role in its evolution, ensuring that the sector’s voice is heard with policymakers and raising its profile with industry.” 

For further information contact:

Michael Clarke
Head of Media Relations
Paragon Bank

Notes to editors:

Paragon Bank PLC a subsidiary of the Paragon Banking Group PLC which is a FTSE 250 company based in Solihull in the West Midlands. Established in 1985, Paragon Banking Group PLC has over £14 billion of assets under management, helping more than 340,000 customers to achieve their ambitions.

Paragon Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551.