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Auto finance company Oodle has named Richard Gaskin as CEO designate.

Oodle founder Jonny Clayton will remain on the Oodle board as a non-executive director. He will remain as CEO for a period of three months until the regulatory approval process for his successor is completed.

Jonny Clayton, Founder of Oodle, said: “I am very proud of what the Oodle team has achieved since launching the business in 2016, and our mission and strategy remain the same: to rethink the purchase of cars by combining the best financial products and technology platform with a modern offer that works better for customers.

Gaskin recently spent three years as COO of Comorian, a fund administration company and previously spent seven years as CEO of Bank BPH in Poland.

Earlier in his career, Richard held various senior positions in the UK in automotive finance, including as Managing Director of GE Capital UK (Auto) and CEO of Ford Motor Credit (Ireland).

Gaskin said: “I have worked in the financial services and automotive industries for thirty years and it is clear that Jonny and the team at Oodle have built a really exciting and dynamic business. I am delighted to join the management team and look forward to working with Jonny, the Board and the entire Oodle team as we target the huge opportunity in UK car finance with a truly compelling consumer offering that covers all touchpoints for today’s car buyers. .”

Phillip Williams, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Oodle, said: “This is an exciting time in Doodle’s history, and I am delighted to welcome Richard to the team.

“He brings incredible experience in the finance and automotive industries, and I look forward to working with him and Jonny to accelerate and scale the growth of oodles.”