VPC Specialty Lending Investments appoints Oliver Grundy to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC (LON: VSL) today announced the appointment of Oliver Grundy to its Board as an independent non-executive Director, effective from 12 March 2021, succeeding Clive Peggram as Chair of the Audit and Valuation Committee.

“We are delighted Oliver is joining the Board. He brings valuable expertise from the many years he spent in charge of the audits of numerous financial institutions and funds, as well as deep knowledge of complex accounting and disclosure requirements. He also has extensive experience of a wide range of governance matters from his roles at Deloitte and the ICAEW. The Board is grateful to Clive for his service as Chair of the Audit and Valuations Committee and pleased that he will continue to make a contribution as an independent non-executive director.” said Board Chairman, Kevin Ingram.

Mr. Peggram will remain on the Board as an independent non-executive Director.

About Oliver Grundy

Mr. Grundy was an audit partner of Deloitte, LLP for 28 years until his retirement in November 2019. He worked both in London and New York in various roles, including leading Deloitte’s Banking Group which comprised a team of 35 partners and 500 professionals. Subsequently, he became the audit and advisory partner to significant funds. From 2017 to 2019 he was the Deloitte UK ethics partner, with responsibility for all whistleblowing and conduct matters as well as the firm’s Public Interest Review Group.

During his Deloitte career, he also had several roles at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), including being a Council member, a Disciplinary Committee Tribunal Chairman, and serving on the Practice, Risk & Regulation, and the Ethics Standards Committees. He is currently a member of the Red Cross International Medical Fundraising Board.

About VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC

VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC is a UK listed investment trust focused on asset-backed lending to emerging and established businesses to build long-term, sustainable income generation. The Company identifies investment opportunities across various industries and geographies to offer shareholders access to a diversified portfolio of opportunistic credit investments originated by non-bank lenders with a focus on the rapidly developing technology-enabled lending sector.

For more information: https://vpcspecialtylending.com/

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