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Thistle Group Announce Appointment Of New Non-Executive Director

Thistle Group, a multi-award-winning regulatory consultancy, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Husler to its board of directors. Mark will act as a Non-Executive Director, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the group.

Mark is renowned for his strategic vision, leadership, and deep understanding of scaling businesses and technology platforms. His proven ability to drive growth and deliver exceptional results will undoubtedly enhance Thistle Group’s continued success and growth.

Commenting on the appointment of Mark Husler, Justin Bull, Chair of Thistle Group said: "We are delighted to welcome Mark to our board of directors. Mark’s extensive industry knowledge and strategic insight align perfectly with our company's vision and goals. As we go into our next phase of growth, we know Mark will contribute invaluably to our organisation and we are looking forward to him joining Thistle Group”.

Mark Husler commented on joining Thistle Group, saying, "I am honoured to become a part of Thistle Group’s board of directors. I have long admired the company's commitment to the compliance and regulatory landscape. I look forward to working closely with the board, Group CEO Sophie Long, and the Thistle Group team to contribute to the organisation's continued success and drive its strategic initiatives forward."

As a Non-Executive Director, Mark will provide invaluable guidance and support to the executive team, leveraging his expertise to help shape the company's overall strategy and innovative ideas to enhance Thistle Group’s corporate positioning in the market.

Mark holds a Degree in Business Studies from Staffordshire University and studied Accelerated Business Development at the London Business School as well as holding several senior leadership and board positions throughout his illustrious career. Mark’s positions have included Founder and CEO for UnaVista, part of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, and his current position of Founder and CEO at NovaVita Ltd. He has a deep overall understanding of the financial services and technology landscape with over 25 years of experience.

Thistle Group is an award-winning organisation offering the full breadth of trusted compliance services, systems, and support any business in the financial services sector might need. Thistle Group consists of separate entities, each focusing on a different area of compliance, to help clients navigate through their regulatory journey. These include Thistle Initiatives and ATEB compliance, multi-award winning compliance consultancies, Absolute Cover, a specialist insurance broker, and ATEB Suitability, a suitability report writing platform. Since launching in 2012, Thistle has helped over 1000 clients to become FCA authorised and provided a wide range of support services to hundreds of clients across the UK and globally.

With the addition of Mark Husler to its board, Thistle Group strengthens its commitment to regulatory excellence. Thistle Group is poised for further growth and looks forward to leveraging Mark’s expertise to achieve its strategic objectives.

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Absolute Cover Limited is an Appointed Representative (FRN 976981) of Resolution Compliance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 574048).

Notes to Editors
Mark Husler will be appointed as Non-Executive Director on 19 June 2023.