20 May 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

Embedded finance experience platform Railsbank has announced several strategic moves to support growth and build expertise in the sports industry, including the appointment of two senior leaders.

With sports one of the key business development areas for the company in 2022, it has appointed former England rugby captain and current leadership mentor at England rugby union, Will Carling, OBE, to an advisory role within Railsbank’s partnerships team. His role at Railsbank will involve supporting the further development of Railsbank’s partner ecosystem.

Former Formula 1 Board Advisor, Jon Hall, also joins as a senior advisor. Jon’s responsibilities at Railsbank will include advising on, developing and supporting the implementation of business strategies for the company across a range of markets.

This follows news that Railsbank co-founder and CEO Nigel Verdon is set to become a mentor to the England rugby team. Verdon will use his long financial services industry experience to help players develop their own careers once they retire from the game. The move further cements Railsbank’s commitment to growing a presence in sport.

Nigel Verdon, said, “It is the natural next step to build our sports proposition as we have a deep understanding and insight into sports at Railsbank. We have a number of employees who have invested large parts of their own lives across a whole spectrum of sport, including a number of international champions and Olympians, myself proudly included in that list (admittedly a long time ago in my teens)”.