Provident Financial has announced the appointment of Simon Thomas as Chief Finance Officer. Simon will join the Board and start as Chief Finance Officer on the 3rdDecember 2018.
Andrew Fisher, the current Finance Director will step down from the Provident Financial plc Board when Simon takes up his appointment, but will remain employed by the company for three months to provide an orderly handover.
Simon Thomas was previously Group Chief Financial Officer of Just Group plc, a FTSE 250 financial services company. He has a strong financial services background, including consumer, retail banking and insurance experience. His appointment follows a thorough process conducted by the Nominations Committee with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.
Malcolm Le May, Chief Executive Officer, Provident Financial plc said: “I am delighted Simon Thomas has been appointed as the new Chief Finance Officer. I look forward to working with him as we drive Provident Financial forward. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Andrew Fisher for his immense contribution, not only as Finance Director, but also as a Board member whose knowledge and insight has been invaluable to the group over many years.”