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About Acenden

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Olive Joyce

Olive was appointed to her current role of Acenden CEO on 1 May 2018, having joined Acenden Ireland in 2014 as Head of Operations and Chief Executive Officer. Previously Olive had spent over 20 years working for Ulster Bank, where her final role was Head of Mortgage Operations.

Director, Business Origination & Development

Alex Maddox

Alex Maddox joined Acenden in August 2012 as Director, Business Origination and Development from Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of European Residential Mortgage Trading, was on the board of DB UK Bank and was responsible for the DB mortgages platform in Chester.

With his deep understanding of residential mortgages and capital markets, especially in the UK and Ireland and strong relationships with investment and commercial banks, government agencies and investors, Alex is responsible for portfolio acquisition, provision of expert advice to clients and responsibility for product and service development.

Previously, he was the Head of European Securitised Products for Citadel hedge fund. Prior to that Alex spent nearly 14 years with Lehman Brothers, starting as a derivatives trader and finishing as Head of Securitised Products Trading.

Alex is a graduate in Engineering from Oxford University.


Chief Information Officer

Andrew Foreman

Andrew joined Acenden in April 2013 from Experian, where he held a number of senior positions, latterly as Vice President, Global Technology Services. Prior to Experian, Andrew was Global Head of IT Service Delivery at SHL Group plc. With a 20 year IT career, his experience includes increasingly senior roles at IBM, RR Donnelly, and SITA, amongst others.

Andrew is responsible for all IT and technology, with a particular focus on delivery of an integrated, efficient and scalable operation, backed by sound project delivery and end to end processes.


General Counsel

Richard Cull

Richard is the General Counsel for Acenden with responsibility for the Legal and Data Protection teams. Richard qualified as a lawyer whilst working for Dechert LLP and then moved to GAM UK in 2005 remaining there until 2017, latterly as General Counsel (UK and Continental Europe) with responsibility for the compliance, company secretarial and legal functions.

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