Paul Hayes

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board

1 May 2017

Current Role

Chief Financial Officer


Mr Hayes attends the Audit Committee at the invitation of the Chair.

Key Strengths & Experience

Paul has extensive experience in defining and delivering strategy, operational management, leading commercial, well-controlled finance functions, restructuring, refinancing and M&A activities.

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.

Paul is an investor director of Oxular Limited.

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

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