Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lego CFO John Goodwin stands down

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Lego has announced that its chief financial officer of four years John Goodwin will leave the group next year.

Having joined Lego in 2012 as the CFO, Goodwin took on the additional task of presiding over the business enablement area. This covers IT, corporate affairs, business services and procurement.

Goodwin, who will depart on June 30 2017 said: “The last four years have been wonderful from my professional career perspective.

“I have a deep passion for the LEGO brand, company, my peers and the organization, so it has not been an easy decision.


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“However, I find that now is the right time to announce my intention to leave next year to pursue the next items on my career journey, particularly my focus on charitable causes.”

Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp added: “Through his strong strategic mindset and relentless focus on executional excellence, John has been a key enabler for us in managing the incredible growth we have experienced over the past years.”

In the last 12 years Lego has increased its sales by an average of 15 per cent every year, making it the second largest toy maker in the world.

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