Breedon unveils CFO designate appointment

Breedon unveils CFO designate appointment

James Brotherton

Construction materials group Breedon has announced that James Brotherton will join the executive management team as chief financial officer (CFO) designate on January 1.

Mr Brotherton was CFO of Tyman Plc between 2010 and 2019, prior to which he was director of corporate development for five years, where he contributed to the significant growth and geographic expansion of the company.

Prior to Tyman, he worked in investment banking roles at Citi and HSBC, after qualifying as a chartered accountant at Ernst and Young. He is currently a director of the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and represents the QCA on the Takeover Panel.

As announced in October, Breedon’s current group finance director Rob Wood will succeed Pat Ward as chief executive upon Pat’s retirement during 2021. It is anticipated that James will be appointed to the board as CFO at that point, ensuring an orderly transition.

Breedon’s chairman, Amit Bhatia, said: “We are tremendously pleased to welcome James to Breedon. He brings significant construction sector and corporate development experience, including in the areas of finance, strategy, operational efficiency, M&A and business integration. The board is confident James will build a strong partnership with Rob to deliver further growth and strategic progress in the next stage of Breedon’sdevelopment.”

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