Chief Financial Officer.
Hugh Courtney.

At Zilch Hugh leads the Finance Function, combining the Strategic Finance, Business Partnering, Financial Reporting, Legal and M&A teams. Hugh was one of the first four members of the Zilch team (now spanning circa 300 employees in the UK, USA and EU). In addition to leading Finance, Hugh was previously responsible for Compliance and Credit Risk , securing FCA authorisation for Consumer Credit, and drove the underwriting of sub and near prime customers to sustainable performance levels using innovative data led onboarding and underwriting models developed in house.

In raising over $450m of equity and debt capital, Hugh has supported the Founders across a wide range of investor interactions and taken the lead on delivering a Tier 1 debt financing partner to support Zilch’s global ambitions.

Hugh’s experience prior to Zilch includes cofounding speciality lending businesses, capital raising for small and mid cap listed businesses, and primary debt capital markets origination in investment banking.

Hugh holds an MBA (Oxford), and both the CA(SA) and ACA designations

Hugh Courtney.