Friday 19 October 2018
THE LIBERATION GROUP ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF NIGEL OSBORNE AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Liberation Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Osborne (MA(Oxon), ACA) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nigel joins the business from Banner Ltd, a PE schoolwear provider, where he worked as CFO.
Nigel is an experienced CFO, having previously worked for three business in the role. He has over 25 years of experience in other financial roles and knows the food and drink sector well. He has previously worked for Rollover Ltd, a food service wholesaler, and Bottlegreen Drinks Ltd, a well known soft drinks brand. Nigel started his career at the accountancy firms BDO and Deloitte.
He succeeds Declan Hearne who has left the Company after ten years as Finance Director for the Liberation Group.
Richard Grainger, Chairman of Liberation Group said:
“Nigel’s appointment is significant for the business and we are pleased that he is taking on this role. We believe Nigel will be a real asset for the Liberation Group and his previous experience as CFO will help enable the Board to fulfil our strategic plan for the business. I know all colleagues across the Group are looking forward to welcoming him on board.”
Nigel Osborne said:
“It’s a great pleasure to be joining Liberation Group. The team has built an excellent business and I am looking forward to bringing my experience in the food and drink sector to the group, and helping them push on to the next chapter of their strategy.”
Matthew Smallwood, Instinctif Partners Tel: 020 7457 2020
Nigel Osborne Curriculum Vitae
1990 - 1994 BDO and Deloitte - Audit Senior to Manager
1994 - 1996 Johnson Fry Housing Ltd - Group Financial Controller
1996 - 1999 Gas Check Ltd - Group Financial Controller
1999 - 2001 Warren Group Ltd - Finance Director & Company Secretary
2002 - 2005 The Courtenay Group Ltd - Managing and Finance Director
2006 - 2011 Bottlegreen Drinks Ltd - Strategy Director & CFO
2006 - 2016 Rollover ltd - CFO
2015 – 2018 Banner Ltd - CFO