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New fd at Crown Paints

Published: 4 May 2010
Three months after joining Crown Paints, Kathryn Hill has been appointed as financial director and board member.
New fd at Crown Paints
Ms Hill brings to her new role at Crown Paints more than 20 years of experience as a senior financial manager and finance director across a broad range of industries and disciplines including auditing, manufacturing, asset management and logistics.
Ceo Brian Davidson said that he was "delighted to have a financial director of such a high calibre joining the board".

Ms Hill spent 13 years as a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, followed by four years as finance director at Plaxton, and five years as European finance director with TrenStar Inc.

Referring to the 2008 management buyout, which saw Crown Paints gain its independence from Dutch coatings conglomerate Akzo Nobel, he commented, "Kathryn's financial knowledge and her breadth of experience across so many different areas of the private sector will be invaluable as Crown Paints continues to make progress as the UK's major paint manufacturing business."

The past 12 months have seen the appointment of five new directors to the Crown Paints board, including Brian Davidson to the position of ceo. He said, "Building a high calibre management team to re-energise this business has been a cornerstone of our development strategy, and we've taken great care to appoint the most talented and experienced individuals we can find, recruiting from outside and promoting from within... Filling the remaining critical post of fd marks a turning point for the company as it means we can now focus all our attention on the road ahead and really drive the business forward."


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