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Sara De Tute to join Lowell Group's executive board

By CreditMan Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Leeds-based Lowell Group, widely acknowledged as the UK’s leading debt purchasing specialist, is delighted to announce that Sara de Tute will be joining its executive board.

Sara, the current president of the Credit Services Association (CSA), will fill a new role on Lowell Group’s executive board as legal and compliance director, starting 14th May 2012.

James Cornell, Lowell Group’s CEO, commented: “This appointment reflects the importance we attach to compliance and is indicative of our ongoing investment in the area. Sara is known for her knowledge and experience and we are delighted she has agreed to join us.

“We are very supportive of Sara’s work with the CSA and welcome the fact that it provides us with an opportunity to play a more active role to support the continued evolution of our industry by promoting best practice.”

A qualified lawyer with 17 years’ legal experience, Sara is currently legal and compliance director at Wescot Credit Services, having joined the company in 2003 as head of litigation services.

Sara de Tute commented: “I am delighted to be joining the board and looking forward to working with James and the team to continue to build and evolve the legal and compliance function at Lowell.”

Prior to joining Wescot, Sara had spent nine years working as a commercial litigation lawyer in Leeds, initially with Eversheds and later with Irwin Mitchell.

Sara was appointed a non-executive director at the CSA in September 2008 with responsibility for the compliance portfolio. She started her two year term as president in September last year.