Judith’s vision, boundless energy and enthusiasm drive the business daily to greater challenges and success. She is as passionate about her business and the team in Upstream as she is about NI PLC generally and this infectious positivity permeates everything she does. Judith is an expert in working capital and is constantly looking to develop structured and innovative solutions to her clients' needs. In addition to the ‘day job’, Judith is also a Non Executive Board Member of Invest NI and is the Chair of the CBI Economic Affairs Committee.
Colin Dundas, Finance Director. Colin is a high profile and respected individual in NI business circles, having carried a number of senior roles in Danske Bank across the UK and Ireland throughout his 37 year career. Having retired at the ‘top of his game’, Colin joined Upstream initially as a mentor to Judith and Non Executive Director in 2012 before taking up an executive seat on the Board in 2013.
Responsible for Asset Based Lending and restructuring. Alan has many years’ experience in banking and finance, most recently holding a senior role in a global banking organisation where he led a team of 14 relationship managers and was responsible for a £300M loan portfolio.
After spending 15 years in industry as an accountant/financial controller, Helen moved to the "dark side" and spent 10 years in Banking working for an international bank within the SME division. She joined Upstream in January 2016 and is responsible for audit and financial management.
With a background in Business Banking for a global brand, Clive has been with the team for three years and is now responsible for the management and control of a portfolio of SME clients. Clive looks after client needs in terms of growth, cash management, risk and financial performance across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.
Helen is an Invoice Finance specialist with an in-depth background across all operational and risk management aspects of the industry sector. Helen headed up the Operations function in a leading local Bank before joining the Upstream team in 2013 and is pivotal in the training and development of the wider team in Upstream as well supporting the overall operation functions.
Sandra joined the Upstream team in February 2016. Sandra was a credit controller in Invoice Finance for a leading local bank for 20 years. After taking a break for a few months, she yearned to get back into Invoice Finance so was delighted to join the team.
Angela worked in Danske Bank Invoice Finance for over 16 years, during which time she had numerous roles including Finance & Credit Team Leader, Invoice Discounting Clerk and Credit Controller. As Upstream’s Client Services Manager her duties include credit and risk analysis of funding limits and sales ledger reconciliation. As a full time working mum of twin girls Angela doesn’t have a lot of spare time, however she manages to get to a weekly Pilates class and the odd night out with friends.
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