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03 Dec 2021 | 07:45

Hargreaves Lansdown appoints Amy Stirling as CFO

(Sharecast News) - Hargreaves Lansdown said on Friday that Amy Stirling will succeed Philip Johnson as chief financial officer. Stirling, who will also join the board as an executive director, is currently CFO of the Virgin Group, where she has been part of the senior leadership team since September 2016. She is a qualified chartered accountant with extensive financial leadership, management and board experience, HL said.

She will join the company on 21 February 2022. Hargreaves announced in July that Johnson was planning to step down at the end of January next year. He will remain available to assist with the handover until he leaves at the end of May.

Stirling's previous appointments include CFO of TalkTalk Telecom, non-executive director and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at the UK Cabinet Office, non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee at Pets At Home and CFO of The Prince's Trust.

Chief executive officer Chris Hill said: "I am delighted to welcome Amy Stirling to Hargreaves Lansdown. Amy has over 20 years of strategic financial management and brand experience across a range of sectors and will bring new perspectives to our business.

"This is an exciting time for Hargreaves Lansdown as we continue to invest in and advance our client proposition and service to capture the significant growth opportunity in our markets and I am very much looking forward to working with Amy as we execute on this strategy."

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