Strategy & Operations » Leadership & Management » Adams steps up to Electrocomponents top finance role

SALLY ADAMS, Electrocomponents group financial controller, is to step up to the role of acting group finance director with immediate effect.

It follows the departure of Simon Boddie from the role after ten years in the role.

Adams has been with the company since 1996 and was global head of strategic planning and performance before becoming group financial controller in 2013. She previously spent four years as head of UK finance and has held roles in both the US and APAC.

The group’s search for a permanent group finance director is still continuing. It first announced Boddie’s departure in May 2015, stating that the former Diageo and Guinness finance professional would leave at the end of September to ensure a smooth transition for the company’s new group chief executive officer, and to give it enough time to find a strong successor.

Boddie trained with PwC and earned £914,000 in 2014.