Appointment of CFO

Appointment of CFO

CPPGroup plc, the international assistance business, is pleased to announce that Oliver Laird has agreed to join the Group as Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Group, with effect from 5 June 2017, subject to regulatory approval.

Oliver Laird - Board member

A Fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants, Oliver has more than 10 years’ experience in senior finance roles in regulated financial services businesses, most recently as CFO of First Direct Bank. He is also a Non-Executive Board Member of The British Council and a Non-Executive Trustee of the Leeds University Union.


Chairman, Sir Richard Lapthorne, commented: “On behalf of the Board I would like to welcome Oliver to CPP as we continue to build a sustainable future for the Group. Oliver has a wealth of experience in finance; I am delighted that he has agreed to join CPP and I look forward to his contribution.”


CEO, Jason Walsh, added: “I very much look forward to working with Oliver as we progress with the development of a truly global business. Oliver joins at an exciting time for the Group as we lay the foundations to position our business for future growth, as demonstrated in our recent financial results.”