Silbury Finance has strengthened its senior leadership with the appointments of Matt Taylor as Chief Financial & Operating Officer and Andrew Fairley as Head of Credit, effective immediately. Ahead of its ambitions to significantly scale the platform in 2024, the newly created roles formalise the creation of a dedicated credit, portfolio and finance team.
Matt will be responsible for scaling Silbury’s finance and compliance functions in order to deliver rapid business growth, whilst optimising returns to the firm’s key stakeholders through funding structures.
Matt was previously CFO of two Oaktree-backed, vertically integrated development and operational businesses, where he was responsible for the delivery of over 17,000 residential beds across UK and Europe and raising over £800 million of development and investment finance.
Andrew will lead the firm’s credit underwriting and portfolio management function. He brings over 25 years of corporate banking and credit risk experience, primarily in the residential development space. Andrew previously held senior roles at Paragon Development Finance, Housing Growth Partnership and Lloyds Banking Group.
As part of the expansion, Jamie Rahder has been promoted to Head of Origination and will be leading the origination and execution of Silbury’s lending strategy in the Living sector.
Since launching in January 2021, Silbury has funded projects with a value in excess of £1bn, firmly establishing itself as a specialist provider of investment finance for retirement living, build to sell, build to rent and PBSA schemes across England. In recognition of its growing track record as the partner of choice for institutional borrowers in the retirement living sector, in 2023, it won ‘Lender of the Year’ at the HealthInvestor Seniors Housing Awards.