Howden Joinery CFO Mark Robson stepping down
Howden Joinery said on Friday that Mark Robson will step down as deputy chief executive and chief financial officer on 26 December and will be succeeded as CFO by Paul Hayes, who previously held the same role at Consort Medical.
Robson is leaving "to take on a new challenge outside of the group", Howdens said.
Hays will join the company on 2 November and will become an executive director and member of the board on 27 December.
"Having ensured smooth transition through the CEO succession from Matthew Ingle to Andrew Livingston, the board has reviewed the group's executive structure and concluded it will revert to a standard structure with CEO and CFO on the board," Howden said.
Hayes was CFO of Consort Medical, a developer and manufacturer of drugs and premium drug delivery devices, from 2017 until its acquisition by Recipharm AB in February 2020. Howdens said he has extensive experience in senior finance roles at a number of UK and US listed companies including Vitec Group, Signet Jewelers, RHM and Smiths Group. He is a chartered accountant and qualified with Ernst & Young.
Chief executive Andrew Livingston 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."