CFOO joins paper maker

James Cropper strengthens board

Goody: Looking forward to delivering the company’s growth strategy

James Cropper has welcomed its new chief financial and operations officer (CFOO) as it looks to deliver its accelerated growth strategy.

Andrew Goody's appointment to the UK paper and specialist materials manufacturer follows the departure of CFO Isabelle Maddock in June, at which time he was announced her successor with an enlarged role that also covered operations.

He has now joined the 600-staff, Cumbrian-headquartered group after serving his notice period at Bibby Marine.

Goody said: “I am thrilled to be joining a company with the pedigree, values and potential of James Cropper and look forward to working with the team to build on the strong foundations in place and deliver the company’s exciting growth strategy.”

57-year old Goody has more than 20 years' experience as an FD across a number of sectors.

"Andrew’s extensive experience in financial, commercial and business transformation will be a great addition to the senior team as James Cropper continues to deliver on its accelerated growth strategy," said CEO Steve Adams.

Earlier this month, the group filed improved first-half results to 30 September.