Santander director joins Cardiff finance firm


Experienced senior banking professional Dave Shalliday has joined Cardiff and Bristol based Verde Corporate Finance, part of the GS Verde Group, as a Non-Executive Director.

Dave Shalliday

Mr Shalliday has enjoyed an illustrious career in the banking and finance industry, having held senior roles at RBS and most recently as Regional Director for Santander Corporate & Commercial.  With over 40 years experience, predominantly in the Mid-Corp and Commercial markets across Wales and the South West of England, his track record of working with management teams to build successful companies across many different sectors adds complimentary skills and knowledge to the team at Verde.

The appointment had originally been planned for the summer of 2020, but in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the associated financial pressures this could bring to many UK businesses, Mr Shalliday agreed to bring the appointment forward, in order to help the Verde team in supporting businesses across the South West and Wales in their time of need.

Speaking on the appointment, Mr Shalliday said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Verde. The challenges facing business across the region, the UK and indeed the wider world are unprecedented in any of our lifetimes.  What I do know from past experience of stressed markets is that the pressure on management to act decisively and quickly is exponentially greater than in a stable market.    Having strong, capable and committed advisers on hand at such times is essential. The breadth of experience and knowledge within the team at Verde is extensive and I look forward to working with them to bring this experience to bear and to help our clients to navigate through the troubled waters ahead”.

CEO of GS Verde Group, Nigel Greenaway said: “Despite these challenging times, the GS Verde Group has continued to grow.   Dave joining us was part of our growth plans, but the current global situation caused by COVID-19 has meant that Dave’s involvement and ability to help our clients and the wider business market couldn’t have come at a more suited time.    We are delighted to have Dave on board.”

Craig Blackmore, Director of Verde Corporate Finance added: “Dave has an incredible reputation for helping businesses and an invaluable experience of the banking and financial industries.    This knowledge could be essential in the coming months and we at Verde Corporate Finance are delighted we have been able to move the timescale to suit the needs of the business market.  Myself and the team at Verde are excited to work with Dave and look forward to helping businesses in the weeks and months ahead.”

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