Liberation Group appointment of CFO

Friday 19 October 2018


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.”


                                                                                                                                                October 2018



Matthew Smallwood, Instinctif Partners                                          Tel: 020 7457 2020

Andy Low



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


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