Brian Puffer to succeed John Heasley who is leaving to become finance director of Anglo American
THE Weir Group plc have announced the appointment of Brian Puffer to the company’s board of directors as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive director. He will join the board on 1 April 2024 at the latest.
Mr Puffer is currently chief financial and risk officer of BP Integrated Supply and Trading and has more than 30 years’ experience in driving commercial and financial performance in both industry and as a partner at PwC.
He will succeed John Heasley who is leaving Weir to take up a new role as finance director of Anglo American plc. Mr Heasley will step down as CFO and resign from the board on 30 November 2023.
Commenting on Brian Puffer’s appointment, Barbara Jeremiah, chair of The Weir Group, said: ‘The board is delighted to appoint Brian as the Group’s new CFO. He is an accomplished finance leader and with his broad experience, he will be a valuable asset to Weir. Brian joins our strong finance team at Weir and will provide leadership as we drive standardization and simplification across the business. We look forward to welcoming him to the board.’
Jon Stanton, chief executive officer of The Weir Group, added: ‘I am delighted that Brian is joining us at this exciting time for our business. He has an outstanding track record in senior finance roles within BP and his extensive experience of business transformation will enable him to make an immediate contribution to Weir as we execute on our strategy and deliver the benefits of our Performance Excellence programme.’
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Puffer said: ‘It’s great to be joining Weir, a true leader in their field with a compelling opportunity to create value from making mining more sustainable. I am looking forward to working with Jon and the rest of the team to deliver excellent outcomes for all our stakeholders.’