Paul Hayes


Paul Hayes

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Appointed to the Board

1 May 2017

Current Role

Chief Financial Officer


Paul attends the Audit Committee at the invitation of the Chairman.

Skills and Experience

Paul was Group Finance Director of Vitec Group plc, between June 2011 and April 2017.  Previously he was Group Financial Controller at Signet Jewelers Limited (formerly Signet Group plc) between 2007 and 2011.  Prior to that he held a senior role at RHM plc from 2004 to 2007 through its flotation in 2005 and subsequent sale to Premier Foods plc.  Paul was with Smiths Group plc for over ten years from 1993, including a number of divisional and operating company finance director roles.

He is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Ernst & Young LLP, and has a first class Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture & Management.