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Whitley promoted to interim FD at Wetherspoons

Former shift manager takes on the top finance role at pub chain

22 Dec 2014

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St. Modwen FD to step down

Time is right to spend more with my young family, says departing St. Modwen finance director

22 Dec 2014


Year ahead Q&A: Jagjit Dosanjh-Elton, CFO, Gemserv

Dosanjh-Elton awaits the General Election - and its impact on her energy services business, plus a company-wide real-time reporting system will be rolled out during 2015

19 Dec 2014


Victrex brings in fromer Hanson FD

Andrew Dougal joins automotive and aerospace polymer producer Victrex

18 Dec 2014


Saga sets joining date for new CFO Hill

Saga’s incoming chief financial officer Jonathan Hill will be joining the firm in April, the over-50s insurance specialist has revealed.

17 Dec 2014


Year ahead Q&A: Jens Madrian, CFO, RWE npower

In the sixth of a series of FD interviews, Jens Madrian, CFO, RWE npower, discusses the challenges his finance function will face in 2015

16 Dec 2014


ICAP names interim CFO as Torrens leaves for TalkTalk

ICAP divisional CFO David Ireland acts as interim group FD following departure of group FD Iain Torrens to TalkTalk

16 Dec 2014


Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne’s FD arrested in fraud probe

The FD of Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne arrested on suspicion of defrauding the TV personality's spa and health centre business

15 Dec 2014


Business Finance Awards 2015: The shortlist

The shortlist of finalists for the new Business Finance Awards 2015 has been announced

11 Dec 2014


Hoad takes TT Electronics CFO role

Mark Hoad recruited as the firm looks to drive sustainable growth

10 Dec 2014


Mothercare recruits new CFO from Rexam

Baby clothing retailer recruits Rexam group finance director Richard Smothers to replace incumbent Matt Smith

09 Dec 2014


Deloitte partner steps in as Hargreaves Lansdown CFO steps down

Simon Cleveland on secondment at the famous retail investor, as Tracey Taylor announces plan to leave in June

08 Dec 2014


Robert Walters sends stock up 11% after beating profit goal

Mid-market recruiter's early-year flurry sees full-year figure boost

08 Dec 2014


New FD for London & Associated Properties

Anil Thapar to take on role from 1 January

08 Dec 2014


PFK Cooper Parry appoints first CFO

Sally Spencer is to oversee firm's internal operations and expansion plans

05 Dec 2014


CFOs increasingly taking CEO role

The survey looked at the career paths of 178 CFOs from European Fortune Global 500 companies from 2004 to 2013, which were then plotted against the performance of the STOXX Europe 600

04 Dec 2014


Renewable Energy appoints Alex Bush as FD

Alex Bush joins Renewable Energy board as FD with immediate effect

02 Dec 2014


FD to step down and focus on his accounting practice

Shane Moloney to step down from the expanding role of EME FD, and focus on his role at Shipleys

02 Dec 2014


Recruiter seeks to boost number of female CFOs in FTSE 100

The number of female CFOs in the FTSE 100 stands at just 11 as recruiter Egon Zehnder launches its 25 by 25 drive, writes Calum Fuller

01 Dec 2014


Year ahead Q&A: Paul Venables, CFO, Hays

In the third of a series of CFO interviews, Paul Venables, CFO of Hays, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015

01 Dec 2014

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