Strategy & Operations » Leadership & Management » Laird hires new CFO following CEO promotion

A NEW chief financial officer has joined Laird to succeed Tony Quinlan – who became chief executive last month, the global technology company has announced.

Chartered accountant Kevin Dangerfield (pictured), who becomes CFO with immediate effect, is a highly experienced finance chief with a robust knowledge of global manufacturing operations, having spent 16 years at Morgan Advanced Materials, a global manufacturer of specialist products. Ultimately Dangerfield was its interim CEO.

Dangerfield is a non-executive director of E2V Technologies where he is chairman of the audit committee.

Quinlan said: “I am delighted that Kevin will be joining the team.  He is a strong, commercial CFO with broad exposure to a complex global manufacturing business; very relevant experience for Laird.  Kevin will complement well the strong leadership team already in place.”

Dr Martin Read, chairman, added: “Kevin’s extensive experience as CFO of a geographically diverse technology business is an excellent fit for Laird and we welcome him to our board.”

In July the company reported a 15.2% rise in revenue to £353.5m in its interim results reflecting, it said, growth in the majority of the business and acquisitions. It is due to report its third quarter trading update at the end of the month.

Quinlan joined Laird as FD in 2015 from Drax Group.