Utilitywise appoints Richard Laker as CFO
Mr. Laker joins Utilitywise from Augean plc where he served as Group Finance Director.
Mr. Laker was previously at Northgate plc, where he held a number of senior finance roles between 2004 and 2014 including Group Financial Controller and, most recently, UK Finance Director.
Prior to joining Northgate plc, Mr. Laker was at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001.
Mr. Laker's start date will be confirmed in a further announcement.
Simon Waugh has also been appointed to the Board, as Non-Executive Director and the Senior Independent Director from November 1, 2016.
Mr. Waugh has extensive experience in senior leadership roles, including seven years between 1997 and 2004 on the executive committee at Centrica plc as Sales & Marketing Director, helping transform British Gas into an international business with a market capitalisation of more than £10 billion.
Mr. Waugh was also Chief Executive Officer, Centrica Financial Services, in the early part of his tenure, before later becoming Deputy Managing Director, British Gas. ■
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