Gerald Grimes

Job title 
Group CEO Designate, Together Money

Gerald was appointed Group CEO Designate and an Executive Director on the Group Board of Together Financial Services Limited on 6 April 2020. Together are one of the UK’s leading specialist mortgage and secured loan providers.

Gerald started his career with the Inland Revenue learning management accountancy, working on tax matters ranging from foreign entertainers to large Yorkshire corporates.

After 5 years with HMRC, Gerald joined Barclays Mercantile doing personal lending and point of sale motor finance.  After Barclays sold Mercantile, Gerald joined GE Capital concentrating on business development and European M&A and becoming a General Manager.  GE sent Gerald to Crotonville, GE’s Global Leadership institute in New York to do his MBA.

Gerald was part of the team that launched the Funding Corporation in 2001 where he spent 10 years, prior to joining Hitachi Capital in 2007 as Head of Sales with the responsibility for growth and development of the already established finance provider.  Gerald took over the role of Managing Director in 2008 and was a member of Hitachi Capital UK Board.

From 1 July 2017 to 31 March 2018 Gerald was Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of ThinkSmart Limited, a provider in the UK of retail point-of-sale lease finance for high-volume, small-ticket electronic and commercial equipment.

From 23 July 2018 to April 2020 Gerald was Head of Commercial Development at PCF Bank.

Gerald has been Chairman of the Finance & Leasing Association and a member of the Bank of England Advisory Committee.

Gerald was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Panel from 1 April 2020.