ASK appoints Gila Cruise as chief financial officer

Real estate funding specialist ASK Partners has appointed Gila Cruise (pictured) as chief financial officer (CFO).

Cruise joined ASK from Investec Bank where she held roles as CFO for the private bank and most recently as head of finance for specialist bank lending.

She is a qualified chartered accountant who has also held roles in special projects at Nedbank in South Africa and ABN Amro in London. 

Cruise will work closely with ASK co-founder Doug King on the financial operations and strategy of the specialist real estate lending business, which has enabled over £1.4bn of lending through its technology platform.

King said: “We are delighted that Gila has joined the ASK team.

“This role is crucial to us achieving the vision we have for ASK as a leading real estate lender and investment platform for private clients.

“Gila’s experience of specialist lending will be invaluable in helping us streamline our processes and achieving our growth targets and we are looking forward to working together.”