ONE OF THE UK’s most experienced plc finance chiefs has joined online takeaway delivery business JUST EAT as its CFO.
Paul Harrison, who has served as WANdisco’s CFO since 2013 following 13 years as group FD of Sage, will take on the new role from September.
“He has an exceptional track record of delivering results at both high growth and large public technology companies,” said JUST EAT CEO David Buttress.
“JUST EAT is the market leader in our sector and Paul’s experience will prove invaluable as we continue to build on this platform and reach new heights in the coming years.”
Current JUST EAT finance chief Mike Wroe leaves the role at that point but will continue until the end of the year with the company to help the transition process.
Buttress said that Wroe had done an “outstanding job” in his eight years as CFO. “In that time, JUST EAT has grown from a small private company with a big vision, to a large public business with even greater ambitions. He has been a trusted colleague and friend throughout, expertly marshalling JUST EAT through our IPO and our very strong performance since. I wish him all the best for the future.”
Harrison started out at Baker Tilly where he spent seven years, latterly as senior manager, before moving onto a similar role at PwC where he stayed put for more than three years. He has also been a non-executive director at recruitment business Hays and governor at Royal Grammar School in Newcastle.
During his tenure at Sage the business was highly acquisitive, expanding its reach not only through verticals, but globally. He was linked with the Sage CEO role in 2010 following Paul Walker’s departure.
Steve Hare became Sage CFO following Harrison’s 2013 departure.