Chetwood Financial appoints CIO

12th October 2021

Adrian Gurnell has joined Chetwood Financial as Chief Information Officer.

In this new role, Adrian will oversee the engineering and delivery of IT services at Chetwood to introduce and mature core capabilities and processes in support of growth.

This will include a focus on strengthening DevOps and automation to facilitate delivery across multiple product portfolios, extending the firm’s credit decisioning scale, accelerating the introduction of new products and development of platform banking services.

Based in Wrexham, Adrian joins from DivideBuy, the interest free credit provider, where he was Chief Technology Officer accountable for technology delivery and services. Prior to this, he led large scale transformation initiatives at First Data, the FCA and Barclays.

Andy Mielczarek, CEO of Chetwood said, “We are delighted to welcome Adrian to the Chetwood team. With extensive experience leading technology change across multiple industry sectors and particularly within Financial Services, we believe his ability to use technology to create commercial advantage and drive exceptional performance will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business.”

Adrian Gurnell said, “Chetwood is a dynamic and innovative digital bank, and I am excited to support its mission of making people financially better off. I am passionate about using technology to create opportunities and enable Chetwood to offer products better suited to individual customer needs. By focusing on customer proposition, credit decisioning, delivery assurance and ease of servicing, we will continue to drive exceptional performance."