Spotlight On... Carey Reade


News - 13 August 2019

In this “Spotlight On” feature, Carey Reade tells us about her role as portfolio relationship manager and the value it brings to clients.

When did you join ABN AMRO?
I joined ABN AMRO Lease in January 2018.

Where did you come from?
Prior to joining ABN AMRO I worked at Lloyds Bank for 10 years in various roles in their corporate asset finance team.

What is your role here at ABN AMRO?
I’m a portfolio relationship manager, in the Portfolio Management team for Lease. My role has two core functions: assisting with new business proposals and ongoing credit reviews, and relationship management of existing Lease clients.

What’s the biggest value-add your role brings to clients?
Primarily our role is to work with the Relationship Directors to help craft deal structures, write credit papers and get the transaction through Credit and payments to the customers as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Who do you mainly interact with?
Most time is spent working with other Lease colleagues, such as Sales, Credit, Asset Management and Sales Support however I do also interact with introducers and customers on a regular basis.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
The variety that the role brings and that I am constantly learning and developing. I get to work on an array of funding structures, asset classes and sectors which keep the role interesting.

Where do you live?
I live in Chelsfield, Kent with my husband and two young sons. It’s a great location as it’s very close to the beautiful Kent countryside but it’s only a short commute to London.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Most spare time is spent trying to wear out my two energetic boys, however should I get some time to myself I enjoy exercising and baking. I probably do the exercising so I can enjoy some cake!

What is your favourite film?
This is probably the hardest question to answer. It would have to be between Anchorman, It’s a Wonderful Life or The Muppet Christmas Carol. If I had to choose I’d probably have to go with It’s a Wonderful Life as you can’t help but feel really happy at the end.

What is your favourite kind of meal?
Home-made it would have to be spaghetti bolognese, however eating out it is definitely a medium-rare fillet steak with chips and a large glass of red wine.  Mmmm...

What was your earliest ambition?
To learn the saxophone well enough that I could play a ‘Jive Bunny’ song that I loved at the time, and then when I was older to play in Take That’s Band. Sadly I only passed my grade 2 so didn’t ever get good enough to play the song, but I’m still a big Take That fan!