The MotoNovo Team


Here at MotoNovo Finance, we believe that good business begins with great people.

Today we employ over 500 people, all in the UK, and we are proud of every one of them. Each shares a total commitment to our values and ethics and is dedicated to the needs of our dealers and our vision to change the face of motor finance for the future.

Our head office team are accessible and knowledgeable and we enjoy one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry. Our Sales team are highly skilled and cover the entire country advising, helping and innovating to grow the bottom line for thousands of motor dealers. 

Our management team have  over 100 years of combined experience in the industry.


Mark Standish - Group Chief Executive Officer -Previously with Wagon Finance and Capital Bank, Mark has led the business for over 16 years from a small independent to becoming the fastest growing and highest returning major independent in the UK.


David James - Group Chief Financial Officer - David has over 20 years' experience in the Motor Finance Industry, and 3 years with MotoNovo. He previously worked with Julian Hodge Bank and Capital Bank (HBOS).


Karl Werner - Divisional CEO of Motor Finance - Previously with Lombard and First National Motor Finance, Karl has been with the business for over 13 years. MotoNovo Finance has one of the most progressive motor finance sales propositions in the UK, and is now the third largest independent company, which can add value to many dealers from small independents to large national groups.


David Briggs - Group Chief Operating Officer - Dave has been with MotoNovo Finance for over 16 years, previously with Mercantile Credit, Wagon Finance and First National Motor Finance. Dave oversees the Operations department that delivers levels of service that are best in class.


Sharon Howes - Head of IT - Originally from South Africa, Sharon joined MotoNovo Finance in 2006 and has led our IT team to deliver systems and processes that now bring class leading service standards and web technology to the market.


Marc Rees-Price - Group Risk Officer - Marc joined MotoNovo as a Compliance Officer in 2005. Since then he has held various positions within the company prior to being promoted to his current role in 2016. Prior to joining MotoNovo (then Julian Hodge Bank) Marc worked for HMRC. 


Peter Landers - Group Head of Strategy -  Peter has been in the financial services sector for over 25 years. Previously with Capital Bank and HBOS in the UK and Europe, and latterly with Grant Thornton in financial services advisory before joining MotoNovo in October 2016. He is responsible for the development and implementation of our strategy.


Stephen Bothma - Group Head of Credit -  Stephan joined MotoNovo Finance in 2016 and is originally from South Africa.  He started his career in FirstRand Bank and held various roles across the organisation in both WesBank and First National Bank.  Stephan oversees the Credit division which is responsible for credit decisioning, credit risk portfolio management and dealer funding.

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