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Head of Government Affairs for Asset Based Finance Association Appointed

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The Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA) has announced that Matthew Davies will be joining the Association in October in the new role of Head of Government Affairs.

Matthew joins from the Government & Infrastructure practice of the law firm Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) where he has been advising clients in a range of sectors on public affairs and government relations issues. Prior to joining BDB Matthew was a Director in DLA Piper’s Global Government Relations practice. Amongst other clients, in his seven years at DLA Piper, Matthew worked closely with the Factors & Discounters Association, as then was, managing and implementing the Association’s government affairs programme.

Kate Sharp, CEO of the ABFA, commented on Matthew’s appointment: “We are pleased to welcome Matthew to the Association and the industry. His background working with the Association itself and his experience advising a range of organisations on finance, SME and insolvency policy issues means he is very well placed to develop our government affairs capability further.

“His detailed understanding of policy-making and parliamentary processes will be a real asset for the Association. He also brings a wide range of other high-level experience, including media and crisis communications, which will complement other aspects of the Association’s work, including our public relations programme.”

Matthew commented: “The opportunity to join the Association was too good to pass up.  It’s a hugely important and exciting time for the industry with access to finance one of the most significant issues facing the UK economy and government. The industry represented by the ABFA has a wealth of experience and insight to contribute to policy-making and this role is about helping them do so as effectively as possible.

“I am looking forward to working with the members and the affiliates on these issues and really harnessing the expertise that the industry has.”

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