Category: News | Date: 16/11/2020

Xenia Broking Reinforces Leadership Team with a Hat-Trick of Significant Appointments

London, UK, Monday 16th November 2020: Credit insurance and surety specialist Xenia Broking Group (‘Xenia’) today announces three significant appointments to the boards of Xenia: Alun Sweeney as a non-executive Director, Simon Pyper as Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Mark Whiteley to the regulated boards of Xenia.

Tim Coles, CEO of Xenia Broking Group, said:

“These appointments are another formative step for Xenia, adding great bench strength for the exciting times we have ahead as we prepare for the potential separation from Nexus, and execute our ambitious growth plans.

Alun Sweeney of course needs little introduction to those in the trade credit industry. His experience and contribution as a non-executive will add immeasurable breadth and depth to our collective perspective. We are delighted that he has agreed to join our board.

I am equally delighted to welcome Simon Pyper, who joins us as Chief Financial Officer. Simon has hugely relevant experience for the future that we plan to make happen; a future for which success will be more assured with him on the team.

The appointment Mark Whiteley to the regulated boards of Xenia is also very pleasing and is in recognition of the great value that he brings and will bring to the continued development of Xenia.”

Alun Sweeney, non-executive Director, Xenia Broking Group said:

“I have traded with the personalities and entities that comprise Xenia for many years. I have long respected them and am now looking forward to helping them chart their way to onward success as they seek to evolve their specialist approach and experience for the benefit of their clients.”

Alun has just retired from his role as Country Head of Atradius UK where he was for over 20 years. Prior to that he was at the Norwich Union for 10 years.

Simon Pyper, Chief Financial Officer, Xenia Broking Group said:

“Xenia has a clear opportunity to become the leading specialist trade credit and surety broker internationally. I am hugely excited to be on the team and to playing my part in making the vision a reality!”

Simon has just finished being CFO and CEO at Be Heard plc, an Aim listed media company and prior to that he was CFO at GlobalData plc for 10 years.

Mark Whiteley, Director, Xenia Broking Group, said:

“Xenia is a business of great people whose focus on service and delivery of exceptional results for clients is the reason for our success to date. I very much look forward, with my additional responsibilities to helping us present our unique offering to an ever-broadening range of clients.”

Mark has been at CRS (now trading as Xenia) since 2005 and prior to that he was employed by Aon Risk Services for 14 years.