Arrow Global Group plc ("Arrow", and together with its subsidiaries the "Group"), a leading European investor and alternative asset manager in non-performing and non-core loan portfolios and real estate assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Woods as Group Head of Sustainability.
Paul will be responsible for driving Arrow's Sustainability programme, ensuring that it supports the Group's purpose of building better financial futures. His role reflects the business' commitment to being a responsible market participant and corporate citizen while seeking to contribute positively to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters across the industry.
Already an Arrow Global employee, Paul has helped to positively evolve Arrow's Enterprise and Operational Risk frameworks since he joined in 2017. He has been central to the development of the Group's ESG strategy which has resulted in the development of a dedicated sustainability function to drive this critical policy area forward. Prior to working at Arrow, Paul was with GE Capital for 15 years working across a number of senior Credit Risk, Operational Risk and Loss Mitigation roles. Paul will report to Martina Swart, Group Chief Legal and Risk Officer.
Martina Swart, Group Chief Legal and Risk Officer at Arrow Global said:
"Arrow is a purpose-led organisation, and this guides our decision making throughout the organisation. Paul's appointment will help us continue to embed forward-looking ESG practices throughout our business, ensuring we continue to deliver positive outcomes for all our stakeholders including our customers, clients, communities, and investors.
"Demonstrating our long-term commitment to ESG also enhances our reputation as a customer-centric organisation and partner of choice for financial institutions across Europe looking for an ethical and responsible investment and servicing partner; one that is committed to delivering long-term sustainable growth as a fully integrated alternative asset manager. Paul's appointment is an important part of this commitment."
Paul Woods commented:
"I'm delighted to be taking on this new role at Arrow. The business already has a track record of working for the good of all stakeholders and playing an active role in the communities and societies in which we operate. I look forward to working with the team to build on the excellent momentum of Arrow's ESG strategy and ensure it plays a pivotal role in driving our business forward."
For further information:
Nick Jones, Director of Corporate Communications
Tom Blackwell, Laura Ewart, Ambrose Fullalove
0203 727 1051