Executive Chairman and Founder
Ratan is the entrepreneur who inspires the business using his extensive commercial experience.
This came from senior roles at The Body Shop and Virgin Group and other executive and non-executive positions.
His focus is on the strategy, growth and future direction of Rivers.
Michael is a non-executive director who has been qualified as a solicitor for over 25 years.
He has also worked at CEO level in public companies and been involved in M&A’s and finance raising activities.
His legal brain plus his commercial experience allows him to ask those questions that keep Rivers on the right path.
Stephen is also a non-executive director. He has held senior executive roles in a number of well-known and sizeable asset
finance businesses and has recently retired as MD of Arkle Finance a subsidiary of Wetherbys Bank. His address book is a
who’s who of our industry and like Michael is never afraid of asking the right questions.
Business Operations Director
Rishi is the stalwart of the Rivers team making sure the daily operational aspects of the business run smoothly.
His expertise covers contact with our brokers and customers and includes the underwriting function, payouts and customer service.
Ravi’s role is much wider than his 25 years accounting experience. He oversees the financial controls as well as driving
operational efficiencies through his extensive knowledge of our systems. At the heart of his activities is his contribution in
delivering great service to our customers and introducers.
Business Development Manager
Al is our trusted Business Development Manager, who joined the team in 2021 with nearly 40 years’ experience in asset finance.
Having worked on both the brokerage and finance side of the leasing industry, he brings both empathy and understanding to his
work while the value he places on working relationships makes him a valued colleague and business partner.
Head of Block Discounting
Peter has worked in asset finance for almost 50 years, combining experience in finance firms with time spent in brokerages, and
time at Seneca Capital where he headed up the block discounting business. He has extensive experience working in block discounting
and has been instrumental in establishing the structure of the specialised incubator block discounting service at Rivers Leasing.
Block Operations Manager
With more than 30 years working in finance, Jane began her career at Barclays before moving to Hitachi Capital. She has
specialised in block discounting since 2007 when she joined Siemens Financial Services, followed by time at the Hampshire Trust
Bank and Aldermore Bank. Jane is a highly respected member of the business finance and block discounting communities and has
established an approach that seeks to understand and support businesses to help meet their financing needs responsibly.