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Hotel Chocolat appoints new CFO

Hotel Chocolat has named Jon Akehurst as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and executive board director. Akehurst who is set to replace Matt Pritchard was previously… View Article

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Hotel Chocolat appoints new CFO

Hotel Chocolat has named Jon Akehurst as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and executive board director.

Akehurst who is set to replace Matt Pritchard was previously finance director at Kellogg and has held leadership roles with General Mills, Mars, Aggreko and most recently at Terumo Corporation’s Aortic Division as CFO.

Pritchard stepped down as CFO on 31 January after nine years with the company.

Hotel Chocolat co-founder and chartered accountant, Peter Harris will step in as interim CFO until Akehurst joins office.

Hotel Chocolat CEO, Angus Thirlwell said: “Jon joins at an exciting time for Hotel Chocolat. His skills will underpin our determination to get back to running a tight ship operating model, with EBITDA of 20% in 2025 within our sights.”

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