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Card Factory appoints new chief financial officer

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory has appointed Matthias Seeger as chief financial officer. Seeger has been working in the same position at Ambassador Cruise Line since… View Article

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Card Factory appoints new chief financial officer

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory has appointed Matthias Seeger as chief financial officer.

Seeger has been working in the same position at Ambassador Cruise Line since February last year and is a former chief financial officer of Costcutter Supermarkets Group. His 31 year career has also included senior finance roles with Procter & Gamble in Germany, the UK, Belgium and Switzerland.

Seeger will take up his new role at Card Factory on 22 May 2023.

Darcy Willson-Rymer, Card Factory chief executive, said: “I am delighted to announce that Matthias is joining Card Factory as our CFO.  Matthias has extensive financial experience and I look forward to working with him again, confident that his expertise and values will support Card Factory’s strategic projects and significant change programme over the next few years.”

Card Factory has now agreed that its existing chief financial officer, Kris Lee, will leave the company on 31 January at which time he will step down from the company’s board.

Willson-Rymer added: “I am grateful to Kris for his tireless work over the years, including successful management of liquidity, steering the business through a series of refinancing through Covid lockdowns and supporting our “Opening our new future” growth strategy. We offer Kris our very best wishes for the future.”

Pending Seeger joining Card Factory, group financial controller Simon Comer will become chief financial officer on an interim basis. However, he will not be appointed a a director of the business.

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