DRS Bond Management Appoints Seasoned Financial Services Finance Director, James Smart, to Further Strengthen its Senior Management Team.  

The UK and Ireland’s premier Surety broking and advisory firm, DRS Bond Management, has appointed James Smart as Finance Director, as the company continues along its high growth trajectory as a leader in the development of the Surety market.

James is a highly experienced Finance Director with over 20 years’ experience gained at leading financial institutions, such as BNY Mellon Pershing and London & Capital.

FCCA qualified James is a seasoned Board Director and strategist with a wealth of expertise in the governance of regulated financial services firms, both in the UK and Ireland.

An accomplished team leader, James will also be working closely with DRS founders Chris Davies and Fiona Recker on all aspects of the development of the business including operations, sales, marketing, team development and strategic projects.

Commenting on James’ appointment, DRS founders and Joint Managing Directors Chris Davies and Fiona Recker said: “In a relatively short period of time DRS has risen to be the ‘go to’ advisory and broking firm in the ever-growing Surety market. James brings the perfect combination of financial, strategic and operational expertise to our Board as we embark on the next exciting phase of our mission to give businesses that rely on the highest quality Bonding solutions access to the best the Surety sector has to offer.”

James Smart said: “DRS is a very exciting company on a high growth path in a dynamic and growing market. It is a privilege to be able to work closely with its inspirational and entrepreneurial founders Chris (Davies) and Fiona (Recker), with such an amazing brief to continue to move the business forward on all fronts.”

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