SimplyBiz Group has appointed David Thompson as CFO, with finance director Gareth Hague resigning from the firm.  

Thompson will join the Huddersfield-based listed group, which provides FinTech and support services to the UK’s retail financial services sector, on 1st April. 

The qualified chartered accountant was most recently CFO at AIM-listed Smart Metering Systems.   

He has held a number of senior finance positions including roles at Energetics Utility Group, Johnston Carmichael LLP and PwC LLP. 

After five years with the company, group finance director Hague will leavby mutual agreement and resign as a director from 31st March. 

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Chairman Ken Davy said: “We are delighted to welcome David Thompson to the business. His commercial acumen and strong ambition to drive value creation through our strategy will be a great asset as we take the business forward. 

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Gareth for his valued contribution to the group over the past five years, with particular recognition to his role in supporting the business since our IPO in 2018 and the acquisition of Defaqto in 2019.  

We extend him every good wishes for the future.