Finance Administration Operations
Craig Finch, Head of Finance, Administration & Operations
Craig Finch is Head of the Finance, Administration & Operations Group.
Craig joined AFP in 2014. Craig is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Finance, Administration & Operation Group as well as being the primary contact for AFP’s external auditor, external counsel and existing investor financial queries. Prior to joining AFP, Craig was the Chief Financial Officer of Eastern Counties Finance Limited (ECF), an agricultural asset finance company. Prior to joining ECF in 2013, Craig was a senior manager in the Entrepreneurial Business Group at Deloitte, a "Big Four" professional services firm, where he specialised in delivering compliance and advisory services to SMEs, particularly agricultural businesses. Craig joined Deloitte in 2001.
Craig is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in England and Wales (ACCA).
Duncan Cawston, Financial Controller
Duncan Cawston is the Financial Controller of AFP.
Duncan joined AFP in 2014. Duncan is responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance department, with particular emphasis on credit analysis, deal execution, cash management and financial reporting. Prior to joining AFP, Duncan was the Financial Controller of Eastern Counties Finance Limited (ECF), an agricultural asset finance company. Prior to joining ECF in 2013, Duncan was a chartered accountant at Staffords, a regional accounting firm based in Cambridge, where he specialised in performing accounting, tax, VAT and payroll services for his SME clients, particularly agricultural businesses including ECF. Duncan joined Staffords in 2009.
Duncan graduated with a Masters in Mathematics from Durham University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).
Mark Gerrard, Finance Assistant
Mark Gerrard is a Finance Assistant in the Finance, Administration & Operations Group.
Mark is responsible for the preparation of the group’s internal analytics and management reports. He also deals with the day-to-day Asset Finance and borrower requests, cash reconciliations and purchase ledger invoices processing.
Mark joined AFP in 2016. Prior to joining AFP, Mark was an Assistant Accountant at the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) where he worked for 12 years. Mark’s key tasks included producing monthly management reports, preparing costings for international educational reform tenders, and implementing new IT systems.
Mark is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Elaine Holmes, Senior Administrative Coordinator
Elaine Holmes is a Senior Administrative Coordinator in the Finance, Administration & Operations Group.
Elaine is responsible for providing the Credit Team with due diligence and documentation on AFP’s borrowers. Together with Chloe, Elaine works closely with both the Asset Finance and Credit Teams to ensure our borrowers receive an efficient service. Elaine is also responsible for maintaining AFP’s asset management system as well as dealing with any Company operational matters.
Elaine joined AFP in 2015. Prior to joining AFP, Elaine was an assistant relationship manager at Eastern Counties Finance (ECF), an agricultural asset finance company. Prior to joining ECF in 2012, Elaine worked in an administrative support role at Cambridge University. Prior to joining Cambridge University in 2010, Elaine worked in an administrative support role at Symbian (since taken over by Nokia) which she joined in 2003.
Chloe Morfill, Assistant Administrative Coordinator
Chloe Morfill is an Assistant Administrative Coordinator in the Finance, Administration & Operations Group.
Chloe is responsible for collating information on the borrower, asset and finance agreement and loading this onto AFP’s asset management system. Together with Elaine, Chloe works closely with both the Asset Finance and Credit Teams to ensure our borrowers receive an efficient service.
Chloe joined AFP in 2016. Prior to joining AFP, Chloe was an administrator at C2O Media.