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Howdens chief financial officer to step down

Howdens has announced that Mark Robson will be stepping down from his role as deputy chief executive and chief financial officer at the end of the… View Article

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Howdens chief financial officer to step down

Howdens has announced that Mark Robson will be stepping down from his role as deputy chief executive and chief financial officer at the end of the year.

He will be succeeded as chief financial officer by Paul Hayes who previously held the same position at Consort Medical. Hayes will join the company on 2 November and will become an executive director and member of Howdens’ board on 27 December.

Howdens said it will now be reverting to a standard structure of having both a chief executive and chief financial officer on its board.   

Richard Pennycook, chairman of Howdens, said: “Mark has played a pivotal role, over many years, in building Howdens into the strong, sizeable and successful business it is today.  His careful, thoughtful and prudent management of the company’s finances has been a key element of our ability to weather the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic. The board gives heartfelt thanks for his service and he should be proud of his many achievements.” 

Hayes’ CV also includes senior finance roles at a number of UK and US listed companies including Vitec Group, Signet Jewelers, RHM and Smiths Group. 

Andrew Livingston, Howdens chief executive, said: “Paul Hayes comes to the business with a first class record of achievement in consumer and vertically integrated businesses and will, I’m sure, be a great fit with Howdens.  I very much look forward to working with him.”

   

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