Appointments: Volex confirms FD; DWF adds to Liverpool team; and more…
ELECTRICAL cable firm Volex has appointed Andrew Cherry as group finance director.
Mr Cherry, 41, a former chief financial controller at Vodafone UK and chief financial officer at Spin Vox, joined Warrington-based Volex as interim finance director in January.
Mike McTighe, chairman of Volex, said: “We are delighted that Andrew has accepted the full time appointment of group finance director. Although he has only been with Volex for a short period of time, his enthusiasm and drive have been evident.
“As we proceed with the execution of our business strategy, Andrew’s experience will prove invaluable and we look forward to benefitting from his continued contribution.”
LAW firm DWF has appointed Karen Phillips as an associate to further develop its real estate litigation service in Liverpool.
Ms Phillips, who joins from Addleshaw Goddard, will advise on all types of property disputes, including those relating to service charges, dilapidations, contracts and non-payment of rent.
Her recent experience includes acting on behalf of a pension fund on its £1.5m refurbishment of the Corn Exchange in Leeds and acting for a developer on a retail scheme in Widnes.
Andrew Leaitherland, managing partner of DWF, said: “Despite the economic downturn we are continuing to invest in new team members and further develop our expertise in core areas such as real estate litigation.”
THE University of Cumbria board has appointed Dr Peter McCaffery as pro vice chancellor.
Dr McCaffery, currently pro vice chancellor at London South Bank University, is expected to start his new role at the beginning of July.
The appointment followed an extensive period of consultation with staff, students, and stakeholders.
Chairman Peter Ballard said: “The decision of the selection committee to recommend to all board members the appointment of Peter McCaffery was unanimous.
“I was sure following the final day of interviews that Peter would be a superb successor to Chris Carr and my meetings with him since have only served to confirm my view that we have made a first rate appointment.”