Hall & Woodhouse, has announced the appointment of Paul Barnett as its Group Financial Director.
Paul, who was previously a partner at Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services firm, is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales). He has extensive experience of working with globally listed companies including Just Eat, Anglo American and Rio Tinto.
In his new role, Paul will lead the Finance and IT teams at Hall & Woodhouse (H&W) and will be responsible for developing and delivering the company’s financial and IT strategy. The aim of which is to ensure the business meets its challenging growth objectives, by building on its successes from the past, to expand in the future.
Commenting on his new role, Paul said: “Given current events it is a fascinating time to be joining H&W. I have been fortunate that through my time with Deloitte, I have worked with many of the world’s largest companies through both good and bad times. I will use these experiences to help drive and deliver H&W’s ambitious growth strategy.
“A key part of my role will be team leadership. I am passionate about supporting my people to enable them to achieve their career goals. I am already enjoying getting to know everyone in the business and visiting all our pubs.”
Paul and his wife both grew up in Dorset and made the decision to move back to the county with their young family this summer. Paul said: “What drew me to working for H&W was the company’s ambitious drive to grow and the fact that its teams and local communities are at the heart of everything it does. I’m excited to work at a company where our values fully align.”