Commercial vehicle hire firm announces CFO and Executive Director appointment

Employment & Skills | North East | Transport & Distribution


Northgate, commercial vehicle hire business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Vincent as group CFO and executive director with effect from 16 July 2018.

David Tilston, the current Interim CFO, will remain in the business for a short period to ensure a smooth handover.

Vincent was most recently at SABMiller where he was regional finance director, Asia Pacific and had previously been director of group finance and control.

Prior to this Vincent spent three years as chief financial officer of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm of the BBC, following a range of senior financial roles there spanning over 10 years.

Speaking on the appointment, Andrew Page, chairman of Northgate, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Philip Vincent to the Board of Northgate.

“He brings a wealth of relevant financial and commercial experience gained in a wide range of senior roles, in the UK and internationally, which will enable him to make a significant contribution to Northgate’s future success.  I would like to thank David Tilston for undertaking the role of CFO on an interim basis.”

Kevin Bradshaw, chief executive of Northgate, added: “Philip is a high calibre finance professional whose career to date makes him very well suited to support the execution of our strategy. I look forward to working closely with him to drive forward the transformation of our UK business, maintain our rapid growth in Spain and achieve our ambitious goals for Northgate.”

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