RAC has appointed ex-HP Bulmer group FD Richard Pennycook in the same role. Prior to his role at Bulmer’s, he served as FD at Laura Ashley, Welcome Break Holdings and JD Wetherspoon. WHSmith group FD John Warren has also joined as a non-executive director.
Theo Fennell has promoted Gavin Saunders from head of finance to FD. Saunders served at PricewaterhouseCoopers between 1991 and 1999 before joining Tiffany & Co as UK FD. He joined Theo Fennell in July 2002.
Property services company CB Richard Ellis had named Jeremy Kraft as FD. Kraft served as FD of CB Hillier Parker, which merged with Insignia Richard Ellis, in July 2003.
Mark Robinson has been appointed as director of finance at the Hillarys Group. Robinson joined the blinds supplier in 1985 as a trainee accountant.
Clothes retailer Monsoon has appointed John Clark as group FD, taking over from Andrew May. Clark is the former group FD of Pret A Manger. Prior to that, he spent eight years as FD of HMV Europe.
Richard Parker is the new chief financial officer of BACS. Parker joins from IBM, where he led a number of merger and acquisition projects for UK and European banks.
The Institution of Civil Engineers has appointed Brian Murkin to director of finance and resources. He joins from the Institute of Directors, where he was director of finance and management services.
Mining group Petra Diamonds has appointed David Abery, formerly of Mission Testing, as its FD.
Finsbury Food Group has named John Lomer as FD. Lomer joins from Sunjuice, where he was FD.
Doug Eadie has joined Fountains, an environmental services support group, as finance director. Eadie was formerly group FD of Parkwood Holdings.
InternetCamerasDirect has appointed Simon Young as its first FD. Young was previously FD of Prima International.
Independent Audit Limited has appointed former Zurich group FD Brian Thomas to its senior management team.
COE Group has appointed Michael Sandpearl as CFO, while former FD Colin Glass remains on the board as a non-executive director.
John Nixon has resigned as FD of Jobs.co.uk, following a general meeting, which also saw the company change its name to Creative Recruitment Solutions. Chairman Nicholas Jeffery and acting CEO Norman Richmond also left their posts.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing has appointed John Coke as FD. Coke has also held positions at J Sainsbury’s, PA Consulting and Arthur Andersen.
Mobile media company iTouch has appointed Michael Angelo Le Houx the former FD of the Terence Chapman Group, as its FD.
Robin Aitken has resigned as group FD of Base Group, the AIM-listed sports management and representation company.
Alastair Matthews is the new director of finance for Ordnance Survey, Britain’s mapping agency. Matthews is ex-VP of finance at Computer Sciences Corporation.
Coach manufacturer Henlys has announced that FD Brian Chivers is taking early retirement.
First Property Online has appointed George Digby as FD. Digby was previously FD at Fired Earth.
Independent games developer Kuju has appointed commercial director David Stanley as FD.