Quintessential Brands appoints chief financial officer

Quintessential Brands Group has appointed Alex Pollard as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as the company looks to accelerate the growth of its business internationally.

Pollard has 20 years’ worth of experience of business transformation in senior finance roles within the FMCG and pharma/ biotech industries, with responsibilities for international market leadership.

He joins Quintessential Brands Group following three years as CFO at AB Mauri, a $1.3 billion division of Associated British Foods.

His previous roles also included three years as regional finance director for Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.  He also spent five years at Pharma/ Biotech company, Gilead Sciences, where he played a key role in the transformation of its European business.

At Quintessential Brands, Pollard will be responsible for optimising the Group’s global finance function.

His appointment follows the recent hires of Tim Nuttall as finance director (UK & France) and Alan Morris, CFO for Ireland. Pollard succeeds Roger Lowe in leading the team as group CFO, with Lowe departing the business in April to pursue new opportunities following two years in the business.

Warren Scott, chief executive officer, said: “Following the rapid growth of our business over the last eight years In the UK and Ireland, we now have our sights firmly set on accelerating our global growth strategy. Alex is a seasoned business leader and brings with him a wealth of global finance expertise that I am confident will help to further strengthen our organisation. I am delighted to welcome him to the Quintessential Brands team.”

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