Hutchison Technologies appoints Kirsty Blair as new finance director
Dundee-based Hutchison Technologies has welcomed Kirsty Blair as its new director of finance.
In this role, Ms Blair will be responsible for the financial stewardship and success of the company through the provision of proactive financial planning and advice.
Starting out in Telecoms and Data Installation and Maintenance Services, before moving into Audio Visual, Feature Lighting and Access Control, Hutchison Technologies now works with leading brands in the Health and Fitness, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, delivering products, services and solutions in the UK, and overseas.
The company diversified into Software and Electronic products R&D, Global Logistics and Supply Chain management capability from 2007, and a range of marketing-leading Smart Energy products from 2013.
Kirsty Blair said: “Finance and commercials are often viewed as something quite complex and can be rather intimidating. I love making this information accessible and understandable to help everyone in the business know what it means and how they can positively influence it.
“I’m excited to make Finance fun, build connections with people at all levels across the business, and help drive the organisation forward – enabling the transformational change required to deliver and sustain business growth.”
Ms Blair joins Hutchison Technologies from Arapsys Ltd, where she was part of a team providing consultancy services, including the development and implementation of market diversification strategies and CFO consultancy services.
Prior to that, she was executive director: Commercial, Finance, IT and Quality at MTC Ltd (London) and has held many senior roles in Finance, Strategy, Analysis and Planning.
Ms Blair added: “Hutchison Technologies is going through significant change and managing that successfully while maintaining quality for existing customers is always challenging – especially after the disruption of the past two years. However, everyone I’ve met has been open, friendly, and enthusiastic, and our customer proposition is compelling – so I know we’ll be successful.”
Bruce Hutchison, managing director, commented: “We’ve been looking for someone like Kirsty for a while and we’re delighted to have her aboard. She has the skills and experience needed to support key strategic initiatives, implement high-quality management reporting, and develop a professional finance infrastructure that enables further growth and diversification.”