He joined the company in January 2019, he was previously appointed interim group finance director in October 2020 before taking on his new role.
Locking qualified with accountancy firm KPMG and brings with him over twenty years of experience in finance director and financial controller roles across a range of sectors.
Chris Walters, chief executive commented: “James brings considerable experience to the group.
“[He] has demonstrated strong financial leadership in his role throughout the operational challenges of the pandemic as we have continued to drive strategic progress following the successful £7.5 million fundraising in December 2020. I am delighted to confirm James’s appointment to the board.”