Sunday, February 17, 2019

Shop Direct hires new group finance director


Derek Harding has been hired by Shop Direct as its new group finance director.

Harding, currently a finance director with engineering group Senior since 2013, will join the online retailer later this year.

He will replace Greg Pateras, who will step down from Shop Direct in July after 10 years to explore new oppprtunities.

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Prior to joining Senior, Harding worked at Wolseley for 11 years, working his way up to finance director of Wolseley UK.

At Shop Direct, Harding will report directly to chief executive Alex Baldock.

“Derek is a world class finance director of large, complex businesses,” Baldock said.

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“Most recently, at Senior, he has played an important role in developing and delivering the growth strategy for a technology-focused business. 

“At Wolseley, he was integral to the multichannel distributor‘s organic and acquisitive growth.”

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