Weir Group welcomes new CFO Brian Puffer in move towards sustainable mining
The Weir Group PLC, headquartered in Glasgow, has appointed Brian Puffer as its new chief financial officer and executive director, joining the board by 1 April 2024.
Mr Puffer, who is currently serving as chief financial and risk officer at BP plc Integrated Supply and Trading, brings over three decades of experience in enhancing financial and commercial performance, including his tenure as a partner at PwC.
Mr Puffer will fill the vacancy left by John Heasley, who will depart from Weir on 30 November 2023 to embark on a new venture as finance director of Anglo American plc.
Barbara Jeremiah, chair of The Weir Group, said: “The board is delighted to appoint Brian as the Group’s new CFO. He is an accomplished finance leader and with his broad experience, he will be a valuable asset to Weir.
“Brian joins our strong finance team at Weir and will provide leadership as we drive standardisation and simplification across the business. We look forward to welcoming him to the Board.”
Jon Stanton, CEO of The Weir Group, added: “I am delighted that Brian is joining us at this exciting time for our business.
“He has an outstanding track record in senior finance roles within BP and, in particular, his extensive experience of business transformation will enable him to make an immediate contribution to Weir as we execute on our strategy and deliver the benefits of our Performance Excellence programme.”
Mr Puffer said: “It’s great to be joining Weir, a true leader in its field with a compelling opportunity to create value from making mining more sustainable.
“I am looking forward to working with Jon and the rest of the team to deliver excellent outcomes for all our stakeholders.”