Jonathan Foxcroft has been appointed finance director and company secretary of 1st Dental Laboratories. He replaces Roger Smallwood, who becomes group financial controller. Foxcroft was previously FD of manufacturing businesses Texecom and Klaxon Signals.
Graeme Burns has resigned as finance director of marketing communications group Media Square. He will leave the company on 31 December 2009 but will step down from the board on 30 June 2009. The group’s chief operating officer, Bruce Winfield, will join the board and become responsible for some of Burns’s duties during a phased handover programme. This new role of FD will be in addition to Winfield’s current role as COO.
Ben Bright has resigned as finance director of Panceltica, which is the holding company for an international specialist fast track construction group. Allan Quan has been appointed acting chief financial officer of the company until a new FD is appointed to the board. Gerard Kelly has resigned as finance director of Money Debt & Credit Group. He has been replaced on an interim basis by John Dunne.
Chris Ford has been appointed chief financial officer of Clarity Commerce Solutions, which supplies software to the hospitality, retail, leisure and ticketing sectors. Ford was most recently FD at Comensura, a wholly owned subsidiary of the technology-focused Impellam Group.
Tim Sykes has resigned as finance director of merchandise and marketing solutions group Altitude. Sykes’s role will be filled by Penta-FD, an outsource service provider.
Yifa Yu has been appointed chief financial officer of software group Sinosoft. He replaces Alfred Ho.
Jean Lindberg Charles has been appointed chief financial officer of Titanium Resources. He was appointed a non-executive director of TRG in February 2009 and was previously group financial controller. Charles replaces Raju Jaddoo, who will remain on the company’s board as a non-executive director.David Deards is stepping down from his role as finance director of Alliance Trust. He will leave the company on 30 April 2009. A replacement has yet to be found.
Karl Keegan has been appointed chief financial officer of Minster Pharmaceuticals. He succeeds Robert Aubrey, who will continue as an executive director of the company to ensure a smooth transition. Keegan joins Minster from the investment bank CanaccordAdams, where he has worked for six years. He was most recently managing director, UK head of equity research and global head of life sciences research. Stuart Jackson has been appointed chief financial officer of business communications company Colt. He will join the company on 7 September 2009. Jackson was most recently CFO of Acergy and replaces Tony Bates, who is also the company’s chief operating officer.