Bibby Financial Services appoints Global Head of Innovation to lead the development of new products and services

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Jonathon Preen as its new Global Head of Innovation to help bolster its global business offering.

Jonathon joins BFS with over 8 years’ experience in leading innovation and creating new business models across a range of industries. Prior to joining BFS, Jonathon worked at HomeServe, where he served as Senior NPD & Innovation Manager. Jonathon has also worked in the product divisions of HSBC and the veterinary charity PDSA.

During his time at HomeServe, Jonathon progressed through the innovation and commercial divisions to lead HomeServe’s efforts to develop new subscription models through IoT technology. He also worked with leading companies, such as Google, Honeywell and tado°, to create innovative solutions for homeowners to manage their heating and boiler performance.

In his new role, Jonathon will be assessing new global markets and product sets for BFS to help support SMEs needs through new innovations. He will also be responsible for assessing and developing new partnerships and business models to help BFS leverage routes into new markets and offer innovative services to new and existing customers.

Speaking of his appointment, Jonathon said: “BFS is an expert at helping SMEs add value to their business, and this position presents a host of opportunities to further enhance its offering. I am looking forward to introducing new technologies to the industry to help BFS maintain its position as a market leader worldwide.

“The business is built upon a strong culture that focuses on doing the best for its customers, and it is a pleasure to be a part of this ethos.”

Alex Kousiopoulos, Global Product Director, added: “In 2019, SMEs find themselves confronted with an array of funding options. At BFS, we want to ensure that in all of our markets, we are continuously developing our products and services to help us and our customers stay ahead of the curve.

“Jonathon’s diverse and highly successful background leaves us well placed to fulfil this goal and we’re very happy to have him on board.”