Lewis Mitchell, former European head of business development for UK SCF provider Oxygen, has joined Taulia as its new head of public sector practice.

Taulia recently won a £30m framework contract through the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS). This sees Taulia appointed as the single framework supplier able to provide both supply chain finance and dynamic discounting solutions to central government, local authorities and the National Health Service (NHS) throughout the UK.

Mitchell, who will oversee all public sector engagements for Taulia, has previously held roles at BR-AG and Atradius, focusing on supply chain finance, trade receivables finance and securitization.

“I am excited to take on this challenge and build upon the remarkable demand Taulia has already seen for its unrivalled capability, ” said Mitchell. “I look forward to helping Taulia make a real difference for public sector organizations nationwide.”

Commenting on the appointment, Jon Keating, Global Head of Sales for Taulia, said: “I am delighted that Lewis is joining Taulia at this exciting time. With his extensive experience of working capital solutions – and his deep knowledge of the unique challenges and circumstances faced by the public sector – Lewis is well qualified to help the public sector take full advantage of this opportunity.”