Sanderson Design Group has announced that Mike Woodcock will join the company as its newest CFO and a board director on 1 November 2021.
He takes over from Michael Williamson who will step down on 31 October 2021 to pursue new career opportunities.
Woodcock qualified as an accountant at KPMG and has “significant experience” of international luxury and consumer brands in the quoted and private sectors.
From 2001 until 2015, he was at Richemont Group, where his increasingly senior roles included CFO of Alfred Dunhill and CFO of Montblanc.
He then moved to Belstaff as CFO until its sale in 2019. Most recently he was CFO of Paperchase under its current private equity ownership.
Dianne Thompson, chairman of Sanderson Design Group, said: “First, on behalf of the board, I wish to express sincere thanks to Michael Williamson for his significant contribution to the company, both as Interim CFO and as CFO.
“Michael led the group’s finances through the challenging periods of Covid and Brexit, playing a crucial role in substantially improving the operating performance, strategic planning, financial control, cash management and liquidity of the business. We wish him every success with his new career opportunities.”
He added: “I would also like to welcome Mike Woodcock to the company. His breadth of experience of luxury consumer brands will be of great value as we continue to deliver our strategy for the company’s growth.”