We've appointed a new Finance Director

We've appointed Paul Wright as our new Finance Director.

Reporting into our Executive Director of Finance, Peter Lenehan, the new appointment will see Paul at the helm of Gentoo’s Finance Team. Paul will assist Peter to deliver Gentoo’s financial objectives as well as ensuring Gentoo’s financial viability arrangements, procedures, systems and documents remain effective.

Paul joins us from the SAFC Foundation of Light, where he was Director of Finance and Support Services. He brings to Gentoo more than 28 years’ experience working in finance roles across a number of different sectors including Nissan, Akzo Nobel, Carrier Rental Systems and Toshiba.

Speaking of his appointment, Paul Wright said:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed to this role. It’s been an uncertain year for many organisations operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, however Gentoo’s financial position has remained strong.

“Having lived and worked in Sunderland for many years, I understand the crucial role Gentoo plays in the city as an anchor institution, and I am looking forward to being a part of this.”

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo Group said:

“We are delighted to have been able to attract Paul to the Finance Director position.

“Paul’s vast and varied experience will be a great addition to the team and his passion to make a difference in Sunderland is something we really value.”

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