Meet the team
Jessica Cabral de Brito - Star of the Month
Not only did Jess exceed her target in June, she goes the extra mile to help customers and colleagues. Having recently gained a promotion from sales to underwriting, she really is a valuable member of the UK Credit team. In her spare time Jess can be found planning her next big trip – this time to South America. She also considers herself a dab hand in the kitchen, although we are yet to sample this...
Jon Painter - Chief Executive
Jon strives to move the business forward and set the path that UK Credit will follow over the coming years. The continued growth of UK Credit is a top priority of his, but is no less important to him than building a fantastic team, a work culture to be proud and maintaining a focus on great customer service.
When not in the office, Jon can be found on the Hockey pitch, playing for the Welsh Masters, and coaching the Norwich Ladies First Team. Naturally his passion for sport and travel has meant that bungee jumping, skydiving, white water rafting and scuba diving have all been ticked off the list (for now).
Graham Eke - Finance Director
Graham has been with the group for 9 years holding a number of senior financial and technology roles. As Financial Director, Graham heads up not only the finance team but also business analytics, IT development and helps shape the future of UK Credit by leading on change management. In his spare time Graham can often be found on the river indulging in his passion for Sailing, an interest that he has had since childhood, or spending quality time with his family. Cycling, walking and playing guitar take up some of Graham’s time when he’s back on dry land, but this is shared, of course, with Karaoke.
Ruth McCluskey - Head of Operations
Ruth is responsible for operations across the full credit lifecycle.
Making sure that the loans we offer are affordable by fully understanding our customer’s needs, Ruth and her team ensure that we fulfil our role as a responsible lender. Always putting our customers at the heart of everything that we do, Ruth and her team make sure that our customer experience is second to none.
With all this on her plate, you wouldn’t imagine that Ruth has a lot of spare time but she’s a baking aficionado, covering all things sweet and savoury. Ruth loves to travel, but nothing is better than taking her Granny Anne out to the theatre after a three course lunch.
Richard Weaver - Head of Business Development
Prior to joining UK Credit Richard held various senior marketing and commercial roles within the Betting and Gaming sector.
As part of UK Credit’s ambitious plans Richard drives commercial opportunities and leads the team towards marketing excellence, something that he has been rewarded for by winning national marketing awards.
Although developing marketing strategy and achieving record business levels takes up much of Richard's time, away from UK Credit you’ll find him on the golf course, where he once played to county standard, and has even been known to caddie on the European Tour.
Brendan Wilson - Head of Compliance
Having previously worked in Heating Design and Gas training, a fortunate change of career lead Brendan to UK Credit, where he was the driving force behind the company becoming fully authorised by the FCA. As the Head of Compliance, Brendan ensures that we operate within the regulations of our industry and offer a fair and compliant experience for our customers, something that is central to the ethics of UK Credit.
Outside of work Brendan has a taste for the more active side of life, having completed a parachute jump despite being scared of heights. His athleticism continues as he is a keen runner, being known to have completed the odd marathon, loves cycling and the comedy of Billy Connolly CBE.