Posted on May 17, 2018 by staff

KCOM’s finance boss resigns


KCOM Group, the London Stock Exchange-listed provider of communications and IT services, has announced that its chief financial officer will be leaving the business.

The Hull-headquartered company said Jane Aikman, who is also executive director, will be pursuing other opportunities.

Aikman, who was appointed as CFO in October 2016, will remain with the firm to ensure an orderly handover of her responsibilities and will continue as a director until 30 June 2018.

“Jane has made an important contribution to the business, particularly her input into the further development and refinement of the group strategy and clearer business segmentation,” said KCOM chairman Graham Holden.

“She has built strong, commercially focused teams and delivered improved overall governance and controls.

“I would like to thank her for her dedication and commitment to KCOM and for her support in the orderly transition of her responsibilities. On behalf of the board, I would like to wish her all the best for the future.”

The search process will begin immediately to find her successor.

KCOM is set to announce its full-year results for the year to 31 March 2018 on 5 June.

The company stated in its trading update in February that it remains on track to deliver an earnings performance that is slightly ahead of expectations, but a revenue performance slightly behind.

Aikman was previously chief financial officer of Infinis, Wilson Bowden and Pressac. She spent five years in South East Asia with Asia Pulp and Paper Co Limited and three years as an internal audit manager with GEC Alsthom. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.