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INDEPENDENT automotive finance company Angle Auto Finance has appointed Allyson Carlile as its chief people officer to lead its People and Culture function.

Ms Carlile has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the financial services industry.

Angle Auto Finance said she brings exceptional knowledge and skills across all facets of HR strategy and development on a global scale to the company.

Ms Carlile started her career at the funds management firm Rothschild Asset Management, before holding senior HR positions in companies including Barclays Global Investors, Westpac, BT Financial Group and NAB Asset Management.

She was most recently head of People and Culture at global insurer MetLife, where she also led the talent function for Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ms Carlile said she was “thrilled to be joining Angle Auto Finance as its new chief people officer”.

“CEO Gary Thursby and the board recognise the vital role our people have played in the company to date, and they will be even more important from this point.

“This is a vibrant business, which has achieved so much in only a short time. My focus will be on all aspects of people strategy and operations to foster a positive, rewarding and high-performance working environment where everyone can thrive and excel.”

Angle Auto Finance CEO Gary Thursby said this year will be pivotal in the company’s history as it scales up for accelerated business growth.

“Allyson brings invaluable experience and expertise at an incredibly important moment for us,” Mr Thursby said.

“In just under 10 months we’ve stood up our new company and we now have a unique opportunity to reimagine how we lead and succeed together in a highly competitive auto financing market.

“She will play a key role in that, both for Angle Auto Finance and in the partnerships we have with our introducer network of dealers, NLIs, OEMs and their customers, which are core to our business.

“As we enter a new phase of growth and development, I’m excited to welcome Allyson to our Executive Team, and I know her leadership will have an enormous impact.”

Angle Auto Finance is a portfolio company of US-owned Cerberus Capital Management, a global leader in private equity funds with extensive experience in the financial service sector.

The company was formed following the sale of Westpac’s car loans division to Cerberus in 2021, together with the transfer of 800 dealerships nationally.

By Neil Dowling

Branded Financial