New CFO appointed at Sheffield Forgemasters

Posted on 10 Aug 2023 by The Manufacturer

Amy Grey has been appointed as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) on the board of Sheffield Forgemasters.

Amy joined Sheffield Forgemasters in May 2022 as Finance Director but has operated as interim CFO since April 2023 and is a UK qualified accountant (CIMA) with 21 years’ experience including 10 years at executive team level.

The announcement follows Julie Colgan’s appointment to the role of Non Executive Director and Shareholder Representative for the Government at Sheffield Forgemasters, replacing Lorna Gratton.

David Bond, Chief Executive Officer at Sheffield Forgemasters, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amy and Julie to the Board of Directors.

“As CFO, Amy will be working closely with a highly talented senior team as we drive the business into new markets. Her role will focus on factors driving the long-term success of the company, including financing arrangements, people investment and plant upgrades.”

The Board at Sheffield Forgemasters includes a former Vice Chief of Defence Staff as Chair, a former CFO at Network Rail, a former CEO of Balfour Beatty, a former CFO of Network Rail and an ex-Government Ministry Director.

David added: “Amy was selected by the Board following a series of interviews alongside external candidates, through her core skills and impressive track record in senior financial roles with global companies.

“Amy will join a highly capable and diverse Board at Sheffield Forgemasters as we continue to provide vital components for UK Defence and global Customers whilst transforming our business through a major investment programme.”

In a previous role, Amy acted as Vice President of Finance for multi-national Greenlane Renewables, a global provider of biogas upgrading systems, moving to Canada to prepare the company for floatation on the Toronto Stock Exchange Ventures market.

Other notable roles include UK Finance Director for Heras Perimeter Protection, a Dutch-headquartered company with a global presence, Finance & Commercial Director at Kelda Group, a water services provider for Yorkshire, and Senior Finance & Commercial Manager for international outsourcing company, SERCO.

Amy joins David Bond (CEO) and Gareth Barker (COO) as Executive Directors of the Board at Sheffield Forgemasters and takes up position with immediate effect.

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