Just Eat appoints Paul Harrison as Chief Financial Officer
Just Eat plc (LSE: JE), the world’s leading digital marketplace for takeaway food delivery, announces that it has appointed Paul Harrison as Chief Financial Officer and as an Executive Director with effect from 26 September 2016 replacing Mike Wroe who will be standing down as Chief Financial Officer as of that date.
Paul joins from WANdisco plc, the Silicon Valley-based London-listed software company where he has been Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Prior to WANdisco plc, Paul served as Group Finance Director of FTSE 100 international software company The Sage Group plc for 13 years. Prior to that, Paul held a number of senior positions at Price Waterhouse. Paul is also Non-executive Director at recruitment consultancy firm Hays plc and media company Ascential plc.
Mike joined Just Eat in August 2008 and has been an instrumental member of the executive team that has engineered the Company’s growth to become the clear market leader in 12 of the 13 markets where it operates and has played a crucial role in Just Eat’s successful IPO in April 2014 and its strong performance since then. The Board would like to thank him for his considerable contribution to Just Eat, and to wish him well for the future. He will remain in the business until 31 December 2016 and will be available through the first half of 2017 to support Paul during the transition to ensure a smooth succession.
David Buttress, Chief Executive Officer of Just Eat, said:
“I would like to thank Mike for the outstanding job he has done as CFO of Just Eat since 2008. In that time, Just Eat has grown from a small private company with a big vision, to a large public business with even greater ambitions. He has been a trusted colleague and friend throughout, expertly marshalling Just Eat through our IPO and our very strong performance since. I wish him all the best for the future.
"At the same time, I am pleased that Paul will be joining the Just Eat team later this year. He has an exceptional track record of delivering results at both high growth and large public technology companies. Just Eat is the market leader in our sector and Paul’s experience will prove invaluable as we continue to build on this platform and reach new heights in the coming years.”
Mike Wroe commented:
“I am proud to have worked with the team through some of the most exciting moments in the Company’s development and to have helped Just Eat become a leading force in its sector. I have made many great friends within the Company, and wish David and his team every success for the future. I will continue to support the executive team over the coming months and will then be looking forward to my next challenge.”
Paul Harrison said:
“I am looking forward to joining Just Eat at such an exciting time for the Company. I have watched its impressive development into a truly international company with clear leadership positions in markets around the world. I look forward to the opportunity of helping Just Eat build on this growth and continue to deliver exceptional value to shareholders.”
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