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"I founded Goldmoney in 2001 with one goal in mind – to provide customers with a better way to store their precious metals. I now have a similar goal for Lend & Borrow Trust – to give customers an alternative choice for their national currencies by securing them with gold and silver bars. After all, everybody wants a choice when it comes to earning interest income." James Turk, Founder
James Turk, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Lend & Borrow Trust
James Turk, Founder
James Turk has specialised in international banking, finance and investments since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics. He is the founder and a director of Goldmoney Inc, which since its launch in 2001 has become a leader in online gold trading. In 2015 it listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: XAU).

James' business career began with The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase). He later managed the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, that country's sovereign wealth fund. He is the author of several monographs and numerous articles on money and banking, with published books including, Social Security: Lies, Myths & Reality (1992), The Coming Collapse of the Dollar (2004), The Collapse of the Dollar (2008) and The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops (2014).
Daniel O'Driscoll, Cheif Executive Officer for Lend & Borrow Trust
Daniel O'Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer

With extensive experience in banking and financial services, Daniel is Managing Director of Goldmoney Wealth in Jersey. Previously, Daniel was Head of Wealth Management & Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank International Limited. As a member of the board, he was responsible for wealth management across the Channel Islands. Prior to 2016 he was a Relationship Director for Barclays Bank PLC, within corporate Banking Non-Bank Financial Institutions, focused on Private Equity and Fund Administration. In 2007 Daniel joined Bank of Scotland Investment Service advancing to a leadership role within Lloyds International Private Banks Advisory Business, responsible for Investment Performance Improvement and Strategy across London, Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Gibraltar.

Daniel is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, he graduated from Surrey University (BSc) and obtained a postgraduate Masters in Business Administration (MBA), with specialisation in Finance from Durham University Business School.

Ben Van Der Spuy, Chief Technology Officer for Lend & Borrow Trust
Ben Van Der Spuy, Chief Technology Officer
After obtaining his BSC (Eng) Aeronautical degree, Ben joined Accenture in 1994 where he progressed to senior IT project manager over a 10 year period. In March 2004, Ben left Accenture to start his own internet software consulting business, Garlyk Limited, to specialise in the hosting, development and support of complex web based systems. Over the next 12 years, Ben has worked with more than 80 clients across various sectors including financial, pharmaceutical and legal. From 2007 to 2012, Ben was a key member of Goldmoney's technology team and led various projects including the development of systems to support gold-based pension products. Ben has been managing the building and development of Lend & Borrow Trust's online platform since its inception in 2014.
Ziggy Johannsen, Head of Operations for Lend & Borrow Trust
Ziggy Johannsen, Chief Operating Officer
With over 27 years of experience in finance, insurance and retail industries, Ziggy is an experienced operations specialist. At Lend & Borrow Trust, she ensures smooth daily operation since May 2014 after working for Goldmoney as Head of Relationship Management.

Prior to that she was the office manager at the luxury motor yacht builder Fairline, Channel Islands. From 1990 to 2007 Ziggy worked for the German social health insurance Barmer Ersatzkasse, where she was responsible for customer service, account management and marketing.
Hazel Turner, Compliance Officer for Lend & Borrow Trust
Hazel Gordon, Compliance Officer
Following a 20-year career in the financial services industry, Hazel joined Lend & Borrow Trust in October 2014. Based on her experience, regulatory background and extensive knowledge of financial services regulation, she was appointed as Compliance Officer when Lend & Borrow Trust was authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in March 2017. Hazel ensures that Lend & Borrow Trust conducts business in full compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to its consumer credit activities.
Tania Hampton, Head of Customer Relationships & Marketing for Lend & Borrow Trust
Tania Hampton, Head of Customer Relationships & Marketing
Joining the Lend & Borrow Trust team in May 2017 and with over 10 years’ experience in customer relations, hospitality and account management, Tania ensures our customers receive the highest level of communication and support. As our Head of Marketing Tania also oversees the implementation of all LBT Marketing strategies.

Prior to joining LBT, Tania was the business centre manager for a European Regional Development Fund project based in Cornwall where she was responsible for customer relations, event management and marketing.
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