Money Dashboard appoints Laurie Dempster as non-executive director in run up to launch

Money Dashboard has announced that Laurie Dempster has joined the company as a non-executive director.

A serial entrepreneur and former business controller in the IFA sector, Mr Dempster brings valuable knowledge and expertise to Money Dashboard's team. He joins financial heavy weights including Money Dashboard's Chairman Stuart Sinclair, the former CEO of Tesco Personal Finance, and non-executive director David Robinson who was the founder and CEO of Bright Grey.

As non-executive director, Mr Dempster will be tasked with improving corporate governance and reducing and managing risks. He will advise the executive team and help them to deliver on their business objectives.

Gavin Littlejohn, Money Dashboard's CEO, says: “I am very pleased to welcome Laurie to our team. His experience of our industry is invaluable and he has successfully grown a number of businesses in the SME sector.”

The founder and Managing Director of Albannach Financial Management, one of Scotland's largest IFA practices, Mr Dempster led the company to a successful acquisition by Towergate Financial Services.

Following a smooth handover, he exited the company in June 2009, enabling him to focus on his role as a partner with Par Equity. It was through his involvement with the Scottish investment firm that he met Money Dashboard.

Mr Dempster says: “I first worked with Money Dashboard last year when I led the Par Equity side of their most recent and successful funding round.

“It was a great introduction to the team as it allowed me to get to know them all and help them to develop the business. They are very energetic but also very focussed, and I think that is a key strength.”

He adds: “The product is very exciting and I believe that it has great potential to completely challenge the way people manage their finances. In the current climate it is essential that people know what is happening to their money and have the tools to help them stay in control.”

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