Group Finance Director Appointment

5th December 2022

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It gives us great pleasure to announce the internal appointment of Abi Lovat to the role of Group Finance Director for Carlisle Support Services. Having previously held the role of Financial Controller, we are excited and pleased to see this internal promotion being realised.

Abi qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor at KPMG where she worked for 4 years as a tax consultant in their People Services division. In 2012 Abi joined OPROGROUP becoming Finance Director soon after. During her time at OPROGROUP she oversaw the entire finance function. Working closely with the senior management team she drove significant growth for the group through acquisition and expansion into new markets both internationally and through a strong digital sales strategy. In 2019 she took over manufacturing and operations for a key division of the business driving efficiency and strong customer service levels to meet growing demand.

Abi joined Carlisle at the beginning of 2022 as Financial Controller and has worked closely with the finance team to drive accuracy and implement key controls and processes, alongside the implementation of a new finance system, due to go live later this year.

On her appointment, Abi commented:

“I am excited to be joining the Carlisle Senior Management Team as Group Finance Director and look forward to working with the business to drive a successful future for Carlisle”.

On behalf of the Board and myself, we wish Abi all the best for the role ahead, whilst also wishing to place on record our thanks to Guy for his time with Carlisle, equally wishing him well for his new role outside of Carlisle.

Paul Evans
Chief Executive Officer

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