John Menzies has named Paula Bell as its new Group Finance Director, who joins the aviation and distribution group from the same role at engineering consultancy Ricardo.
She will join after agreeing a mutually acceptable departure date with her current employer, the company said.
John Menzies Chairman Iain Napier said: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Paula and I look forward to welcoming her to the Board. She brings an excellent mix of international finance experience and enthusiasm for the role that will be a real asset to the group."
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Bell has been Finance Director of Ricardo for over six years and in this time has played an important role in the successful strategic evolution and growth of the business and helped drive strong cost and cash management, the group added.
Her career to date has included senior positions at Rolls Royce, AWG and BAA Gatwick, where she has built up significant experience in leading international finance functions, leading on business development and acquisition activity and overseeing investor relations programmes. She is also a Non-executive Director of Laird where she chairs the Audit Committee.
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