Surface Transforms snaps up experienced CFO Isabelle Maddock
Less than a week after resigning as chief financial officer with Kendal-based paper and packaging business James Cropper with immediate effect, Isabelle Maddock has been announced as the new chief financial officer of Knowsley-based specialist high performance brakes manufacturer Surface Transforms.
Ms Maddock, who has also been appointed an executive director of the board, will join the company on September 4, 2023.
She was CFO at Cumbria’s James Cropper for the past nine years and has 30 years of experience in finance across a variety of sectors and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
During her 17-year tenure at James Cropper, an advanced materials and paper products manufacturing group, she held senior financial positions before promotion to their board of directors in 2014.
Isabelle’s appointment to Surface Transforms strengthens both the company’s senior management team and the board as the company continues to focus on delivering its current expansion plan and financial transformation.
This includes converting its £290m (lifetime value) order book into sales and its £393m (lifetime value) prospective contract pipeline into further new orders.
Isabelle Maddock currently holds no shares in the company.
Kevin Johnson, CEO of Surface Transforms, said “We are delighted to welcome Isabelle to the board of Surface Transforms, her drive and financial leadership along with the strategic, governance and manufacturing experience she brings are well suited to our current and anticipated rapid growth. We look forward to working with Isabelle as the company executes its plans.”
Isabelle Maddock, 55, said “I am thrilled to be joining Surface Transforms.
“I have been following the company’s progress for some time and I am very impressed with its environmentally cleaner, lighter, more durable, high performance braking technologies, and strong growth potential.
“My experience in finance and manufacturing can help Surface Transforms to continue to achieve its goals and I look forward to working with the rest of the management team and talented workforce to build a successful future.”