CCR Magazine

You are here  :Home arrow News arrow Collections News arrow Lowell appoints John Pears as UK managing director
Contact Us Newsletter Signup RSS Feeds

Lowell appoints John Pears as UK managing director PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 March 2018
Lowell has today announced the appointment of John Pears, to the new role of UK Managing Director.  John will join the business later this year, subject to formal approval from the Financial Conduct Authority. 

John will join Lowell’s UK and Group Executive teams and report to Group CEO, James Cornell. He will take charge of all the UK business; covering the Debt Purchase business, Lowell Financial, Fredricksons (which provides third party services), and Lowell Solicitors. These businesses together represent over 1,800 colleagues across Lowell’s Leeds and Tolworth sites.

In assuming this new role, John takes responsibility for developing and delivering the UK strategic plan, which is significant within the wider Group strategy. Critical to the role will be strong leadership and embedding Lowell’s values to create dynamic, pioneering and ambitious teams who are respectful and compassionate to each other and to Lowell’s clients and customers.

John brings extensive experience of the UK & European consumer lending sector and debt markets, and of operations, risk management and data analytics: all key areas for Lowell. John’s most recent role has been as Director of Credit Risk and Operations at Shop Direct where, over the last 6 years, he drove significant business transformation across brands such as Very and Littlewoods.

Before joining Shop Direct, John was the Consumer Risk Executive for Europe at Bank of America and he also held various, senior management positions at MBNA.

Group Chief Executive, James Cornell, said: “I am delighted that John has agreed to join us and lead our UK businesses. He has a wealth of highly relevant experience and an excellent knowledge of our business already through his time at Shop Direct.

“I look forward to working with him and, from the whole team at Lowell, I wish him every success.”

John Pears commented: “I have known Lowell, and the team there for some time, so I am delighted to be joining them. Their values and their customer-focused approach, along with their ambitious growth plans, make them a very attractive company to belong to.”

 Forums International Ltd

Forums International Ltd

 Attendance at your first meeting is free of charge, and please quote reference 'CCR2016' to receive the special 10% discount off of your first annual subscription.

Find out more here.

latest issue

CCR Cover

The latest edition of CCR Magazine, the leading editorial publication in the UK credit industry, is out.

Read the latest issue online

Collections Sponsor

This Collections News section is currently available for sponsorship.

Please click here to contact us about our site sponsorship opportunities. 


CCR is the premier magazine for consumer and credit professionals. It provides an independent voice to the industry, breaking major news stories and running in-depth features.

As a magazine, it works with and campaigns on behalf of the credit industry to promote its importance as a centre of potential profit and business development to the wider business world.

Subscribe to CCR Magazine

CCR World Magazine


Providing information and analysis for thousands of senior credit professionals worldwide, every quarter.

Find out more

GTS Media Ltd
81 Cambridge Road

Registered in England No: 05483197