20 September 2016
Iain Clarkson joined WYG as Chief Financial Officer in June. During the first three months in his new role, he has been touring offices in the UK, South Africa, Poland and Turkey to get an in depth understanding of the business.
He has been struck by the enthusiasm, commitment, and talent of the people he has met on his journey. He comments: “The strength and quality in our business support and development teams, and our focus on customer service and delivery have given me confidence in our ability to drive good quality business growth.”
As markets currently face a degree of uncertainty following the Brexit vote, his intention is sharply focused on building the resilience of the business, strengthening its flexibility and agility in order to adapt to new conditions as they arise.
Iain brings with him a wealth of commercial and operational experience acquired both in the manufacturing and services sectors. He has demonstrated his ability to grow businesses internationally. Most recently he was Finance Director for Clean Energy Europe at AMEC Foster Wheeler. From 2001 to 2007, Iain was Vice President Finance of Westinghouse Electric Company’s European nuclear fuel business and then its global nuclear fuel business.
Iain, who has a BSC in mathematics, qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) in 1992. He trained with and worked for Coopers & Lybrand until 1996 when he joined British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), first as Head of Finance, New Business Ventures and subsequently as Corporate Finance Manager and then Head of Finance on BNFL’s privatisation project.