GROUP deputy principal, corporate services
college director - Henley-in-arden and royal leamington
Roger is an experienced finance professional, whose career is
notable for its strong operational/performance focus, its high
level of strategic engagement, for significant change management
expertise in large complex businesses, a breadth of experiences and
with a truly international exposure.
He worked for his last employer, Coats plc (a $1.7bn turnover
group, operating in 70 plus countries) for twenty years and held
key positions in a business undergoing massive change and
challenge. This included handling both rapid growth units in
emerging markets, as well as downsizing in developed markets. The
business over this period went from being a largely UK based
diversified conglomerate, into a global and focussed business, with
a totally redefined geographic footprint and with less than 2% of
its current activities in the UK. He held a number of key line and
corporate roles during this period, all directly involved in both
developing and implementing this transformation.
In the last 8 years as the group CFO, he also handled the change
from plc status, through to private equity ownership (GPG
investment group), and back again to the threshold of a new
independent listed future.
Roger joined WCG in May 2014 as Group Finance Director,
with a particular focus on helping to build a healthy and
sustainable financial future for the group and its people.