PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM Charles Taylor has appointed Mark Keogh as CFO, effective from 16 June.
Keogh joins Charles Taylor from Meridien Restructuring, an interim management firm. He was previously group MD & FD of Warner Estate Holdings, a quoted real estate investment trust. Mark has also acted as FD of Severn Trent Water, Mowlem Construction Services and BP Marine.
His predecessor Tito Soso will remain with Charles Taylor to provide support in the period leading up to the announcement of the group’s half-year results on 29 August 2014. The firm said Keogh’s appointment has been made early in the half year reporting process in order to provide continuity and to ensure a “seamless transfer of responsibilities”.
Charles Taylor group CEO David Marock said: “Mark brings the perfect combination of skills and expertise to Charles Taylor. He has worked in various industries including the marine, energy, and industrial sectors, is a qualified civil engineer and accountant and has been the finance director of a business quoted on the London Stock Exchange. All of this should really help him understand our clients and the importance of the loss adjusting and mutual management work we do for them, along with being able to lead the group finance team successfully.
“I am very happy that Mark has been able to join Charles Taylor as we commence our half year reporting cycle. This will ensure a smooth and well-managed hand over of responsibilities to Mark from Tito Soso along with continuity of management during the reporting process.”