James Espley

James is one of our Debt Finance Directors based in Leeds, covering the Yorkshire and the North East regions. He has over 30 years of banking experience and 17 years of experience in the Property Finance sector.  Prior to joining OakNorth, James spent 10 years at Santander in the Real Estate Finance team structuring property loans from £1m to £50m and managing a loan book of over £250m. Prior to that James worked at PwC, Anglo Irish Bank and spent the first 16 years of his career at Barclays.’