STV names whisky boss as new finance chief

STV names whisky boss as new finance chief

Lindsay Dixon

Media company STV Group PLC has announced the appointment of Lindsay Dixon to join the board as chief financial officer with effect from the second quarter of 2019.

Ms Dixon will join the company from her current role at distillers William Grant & Sons Ltd where she covers the position of group financial controller.

Prior to this she was group financial controller of Glasgow-based engineering firm Weir Group PLC and was also employed at Johnston Press and Deloitte.

A graduate of Heriot-Watt University, she will replace current CFO George Watt, who in October announced his intention to step down from the board in 2019.

Simon Pitts, chief executive of STV, said: “Lindsay was the stand-out candidate in an extremely strong field and I am delighted she is joining STV at such an exciting time in the delivery of our strategic growth plan.

“She brings extensive plc experience from a diverse range of sectors, including commercial media, and I am very much looking forward to working with her.”

Ms Dixon added: “I am really excited to be joining STV as the company progresses an ambitious growth strategy and look forward to working with Simon, the board and the wider team at STV.”

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