UKFast appoints new CFO

UKFast has announced the appointment of Catherine Greening to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as the firm embarks on a five-year growth plan.

Catherine, who joined UKFast five years ago as M&A Director, played an important role in the recent deal with Inflexion alongside GCA Altium which saw UKFast valued at £405m.

Since joining in 2013, Catherine has been closely involved in the development of UKFast and its related companies, including the acquisitions of penetration testing specialist, Pentest Ltd, and of public sector cloud and cybersecurity business Secure Information Assurance (S-IA), now UKFast Public Sector.

Catherinesaid, "as M&A director, I was more focussed on one-off projects designed to add value, such as the acquisition of S-IA. The move to CFO sees me far more involved in the day-to-day operations of UKFast, working more closely with the other directors to drive business performance.

"The timing wasn't right at the end of 2018 for an IPO. However, with Inflexion as business partners that still remains a viable option for the future. I'm also excited to see how ClearCloud and Public Sector develop throughout 2019, with both having incredibly strong pipelines.

"The culture and energy at UKFast is unique and totally different to anything I've experienced before, which all stems from the way [founders] Lawrence and Gail [Jones] run the business. For a CFO, the mix of high sales growth and strong cashflow is hugely attractive. UKFast is a business that constantly evolves and leads the market, making it an exciting place to work."

The move comes as part of the expansion plans linked to the recent investment from Inflexion Private Equity announced by the hosting provider last month. 

Lawrence Jones MBE, UKFast CEO said added, "since setting up UKFast nearly 20 years ago, there have been some clear areas of investment and growth. The past few years our focus has been very much around expanding our R&D team, building products and investing in infrastructure for the future.

"Our plan for 2019 and beyond is to look at ways to capitalise on our investment. Catherine and her team are well placed to help us accelerate our growth. I am hugely excited by the future, particularly the wealth of opportunities we uncovered during our due diligence." 

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