Rural Finance’s Directors

We have six directors across the country ensuring that wherever you are there’s a Rural Finance broker near you.


Rex Tattersall

I live in Bangor-on-Dee with my wife and two children. My Eldest Son Ross now works for me, whilst my other Son Craig works in the Finance Dept for one of our Funders. I have worked in the finance industry since 1981 , From the Motor Trade to Agriculture, to setting up my own Business in 2001.

I have seen huge changes in this industry. Helped with Setting Up Rural Finance in 2004, Where most of my time is now dedicated to making this company the market leader for Agricultural and Business finance.

Rural Finance has given me the scope to expand and deal with  most sectors of the finance industry, this is constantly changing and we are adding new sectors to our business all the time.

I cover North and Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire.

Mike Latham

I have been working in the Agricultural Finance business for over 30 years, covering South Midlands and South Wales. My office is based near Evesham and there is a team of 4 and myself to cater for our customers finance requirements.






Simon Johnson

I am based in the North of England and cover its area extensively, and have a wealth of experience and expertise in all aspects of financing individuals and businesses in the countryside. I have a flexible, professional and efficient approach to find the best solution for your business needs.

Prior to being an independent finance broker I have worked for the main agricultural finance companies including FAF, Humberclyde and latterly was National Sales Manager for Abbey Business Country Finance. I am married with 3 children, the eldest currently studying at Harper Adams Agricultural University , and my hobbies include rugby, and shooting. I will provide the personal approach to all your finance requirements and will be more than happy to help customers old and new. Simon’s website



Sandy Russell

I have spent 35 years in the finance industry working for 3 major Finance Houses, mainly in the agricultural sector. For the last 20 years I have been an independent broker on the Shropshire Welsh Border and The North Midlands

Having empathy with customers has resulted in the building of a large customer following with strong relationships built on trust and loyalty. My top priority is giving a professional service, whilst enjoying the job and having fun.




Mark Wightman

I have been involved with finance for over 30 years, starting my career with Barclays – Highland Finance becoming a broker in 1999, covering the Cotswolds, Somerset, Wiltshire on down to Devon and Dorset.

I live and work from a small holding producing Angus beef for traditional butchers, so I understand the the needs, pressures and challenges of clients in this modern world.

My aim is to be fast, friendly and efficient having built a wealth of experience and expertise to provide the support your business requires, both inside and outside of Rural economy. Mark’s website



Andrew Glover

I have been in finance for 26 years. I was with Barclays as Area Manager for 5 years. I then went self-employed with FAF for 5 years. I have been self employed since. I work from home, with one employee, and I am based in Ayrshire (Robbie Burns country).

I cover the West Coast of Scotland. I also own and run a beef / cereal farm which has been in the family for many years, in fact, I’m in the 6th generation. My first hand experience in farming gives me a good knowledge of farming and all the changes that surround the sector.