Shine Group CFO named audit chairperson at Greggs
Allison Kirkby to take up position after May AGM
By Gaurav Sharma | CFO UK | Published 11:30, 21 January 13
UK High Street bakery chain Greggs has named media company Shine Group’s CFO Allison Kirkby as an independent non-executive director and the chairperson of its audit committee.
In a statement, Greggs said Kirkby would take over her audit responsibilities following Ian Durant’s appointment as board chairman after its Annual General Meeting on May 15. However, she would join the company board ahead of that at the end of January.
Before becoming the Shine Group CFO, Kirkby worked for Virgin Media as executive director of finance operations and transformation. Prior to Virgin Media, she was with Procter & Gamble for 20 years in a variety of senior finance and operational roles.
Kirkby, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), currently chairs the finance committee of In Kind Direct.
Greggs’ chairman Derek Netherton said, “We are very pleased to welcome Allison Kirkby to the board. She will bring additional financial expertise and experience, and her background in consumer brand businesses and media organisations will be of great value in the next phase of the development of our brand.”
Her appointment comes as Greggs revealed it was refocusing corporate investment on shop refits rather than new store openings over 2013. The baking company also said it was extending its link-up with the UK armed forces caterer – Navy, Army and Air Force Institute – to supply British forces stationed overseas.
Greggs said details of the extension would be provided at a later date. The move, to supply the armed forces, has been hailed as a success by market analysts.
Share:Facebook Twitter Google Plus Stumble Upon Reddit Share This Email this article
Tesco's announcement today that boss Philip Clarke is to leave proves that's no longer the casemore ..
Mendelsohn is an expert in digital marketingmore ..
Its financial controller of 12 years will step up to be the new group FD as Bill Tame becomes CEO of the international divisionmore ..
Andrew Higginson served as finance director at Tesco for 15 yearsmore ..
Most CFOs are Baby Boomers or Generation X-ers – the difference in mindset is hugemore ..
With Pfizer's possible takeover of Astrazeneca in the spotlight we take a look at how pivotal the CFO is in such a dealmore ..