Appointment of Alan Kershaw as Chief Financial Officer
Velocity Composites, a leading supplier of composite material and consumable kits to the aerospace industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Kershaw as Chief Financial Officer. Alan is an accomplished financial executive with over 25 years’ experience of shaping and leading the finance functions of companies, both privately and publicly held. Alan joins Velocity Composites after serving as Finance Director for Ultrasis plc, an international provider of health care to retail and corporate clients, where he was responsible as Director and Company Secretary for twelve group companies. Prior to this, Alan spent four years as Finance and Operations Director at WH Ireland Group Plc. Whilst with WH Ireland, Alan was shortlisted for the North West Finance Director of the Year in 2012.
Previously, Alan was part of the management team that successfully established JP Morgan Invest (UK), a subsidiary within JP Morgan Chase, serving as its Vice President – Head of Technology and Operations. Alan is a qualified Chartered Accountant from PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Jon Bridges, Chief Executive Officer of Velocity Composites commented: “The appointment of Alan as Chief Financial Officer, with his wealth of financial and operational experience, demonstrates the significant evolution Velocity Composites is making as a Company. Alan’s record of supporting companies’ growth strategies, which includes the integration of acquisitions, will be a valuable addition to the Velocity Composites’ team.”
Alan Kershaw, Chief Financial Officer of Velocity Composites said: “Velocity Composites has quickly become one of the pioneers and market leaders in composite materials (particularly carbon fibre) and I am delighted to be part of the Company as it seeks to pursue its growth strategy both domestically and internationally. I feel the financial and strategic knowledge I have brought to the Company will perfectly complement what is already a strong, ambitious team, and I look forward to applying my experience to support the Company’s future success.”