ME Group Holdings Ltd
(“ME Group” or “the Company”)
Risk management specialist, Thea Rogerson, will join ME Group’s Board as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) from November 1st.
Stepping up from her previous role as Risk Manager, Thea will take over from Nigel Quinton, who will now serve as a Non-Executive Director.
Prior to joining the company in 2020, Thea spent 10-years at RBS where she held senior managerial positions in regulatory risk, external affairs, operational risk and incident management.
This included leading on incident response during one of the bank’s highest impacting and most publicised technology incidents.
Speaking about her new position, Thea said: ‘I am delighted to take on the role of Chief Risk Officer for ME Group and would like to thank Nigel for all his support and guidance during the 16 months we have worked together.
‘Risk is such an important part of any business and should be considered in almost every decision made, by every person, at every level. I’m looking forward to leading ME Group’s risk function and continuing the strong risk-based culture.’
ME Group is a LegalTech provider of litigation funding and legal process outsourcing focused on complex legal disputes.
Located in Cheadle, the company has rapidly grown from its inception in 2017 to become a market leader in its sector, championing access to justice for consumers.
Thea’s predecessor, Nigel, has been with ME Group since 2019 and has been instrumental in developing the risk management framework for the Group as well as leading the risk function.
He is an experienced finance professional who has led building societies, and specialist lending firms.
Speaking about his move to become a Non-Executive Director, Nigel commented: ‘I have really enjoyed my time as CRO for ME, helping to refine the control framework in a business that has an exciting future.
‘I have been very fortunate to work with a great team and I’m pleased to pass the CRO baton to Thea. She is a risk management specialist and has the skill and experience to take ME forward and I wish her every success with that.’
Rob Cooper, CEO for ME Group, commented on the appointment:
’Thea has performed exceptionally in her role as Risk Manager, and I am delighted to welcome her to the Board as Chief Risk Officer. Thea’s knowledge and expertise will continue to add significant value to the business as we further grow our litigation funding offering, and this appointment is well deserved recognition of her contribution to the Group to date.
‘I am also delighted that Nigel has agreed to become a Non-Executive Director of the business. Nigel has had a highly successful career in finance and credit risk and is a very experienced NED.’