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New Finance Director appointed at Simons Group

We are delighted to announce that Mike Kasher has, today, joined the Operations Board of Simons Group as Group Finance Director. Mike replaces Christian O’Connell who left the business on 1st July 2016 after four and a half, very successful, years with the business. 

Mike Kasher joined Simons Group on Monday 4th July. With over 20 years in the sector, Mike has strong business growth experience and a winning track record within the public and private sectors. He also brings his excellent interpersonal skills and financial capabilities into the role with Simons Group. Mike will build on Christian’s successes, where he added value in shaping the business overhead to allow us to recover healthily post the recession, in reducing our pension deficit and shaping the development of the Group’s 5-year business plan, for which we are very grateful.

“I am confident that this change will be of positive benefit to all involved. We have an immense appreciation for all that Christian has accomplished throughout his time at Simons. I worked directly with Mike for 3 years some 15 years ago in a very constructive and effective partnership setting-up and running a business called Monteray North. In the intervening 12 years I continued to engage and work with Mike while he has carved a very successful career within Carillion Group in their Construction, Private Finance and Services businesses, performing roles at different levels from Financial Controller to Finance Director. I have every confidence that he will be a key driver for the future successes of Simons Group. It is with genuine gratitude, on behalf of the Board and the Simons Leadership Team, that I offer Christian our best wishes as he moves onto pastures new.”

Tom Robinson, Chief Executive

“I am delighted to have joined Simons Group and I am looking forward to helping play a role in the successful journey of achieving sustainable growth over the coming years. I believe we have a great business driven by people who are passionate about customer service, relationships and performance.”

                                                                                           Mike Kasher, Group Finance Director

We are delighted to be able to welcome Mike into the Simons team and wish Christian every success in his new role.

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