Breedon appoint CFO designate
James Brotherton to join company as chief financial officer designate on 1 January 2021
BREEDON have announced that James Brotherton will join the executive management team as chief financial officer designate on 1 January 2021.
Mr Brotherton (pictured) was chief financial officer of Tyman plc between 2010 and 2019, prior to which he was director of corporate development for five years, contributing to the significant growth and geographic expansion of Tyman during that period.
Prior to Tyman, Mr Brotherton 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 on 6 October 2020, Rob Wood, Breedon’s current group finance director, will succeed Pat Ward as chief executive upon Mr Ward’s retirement during 2021. It is anticipated that Mr Brotherton will be appointed to the board as chief financial officer at that point, ensuring an orderly transition.
Breedon’s chairman, Amit Bhatia, commented: ‘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, mergers and acquisitions, 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’s development.’