NWF Group, a prominent U.K. fuel, food, and feed distributor, revealed some significant changes in its leadership team. Chris Belsham, the current Group Finance Director, has been appointed as the chief executive designate and will take over from Richard Whiting, who plans to retire in March.
The company has also selected Katie Shortland as its new chief financial officer, effective from October 1st. Shortland brings a wealth of experience in finance and business leadership, particularly in the fields of infrastructure, engineering, and manufacturing. Currently serving as the finance and transformation director at Midland Expressway, she is well-equipped to contribute to NWF's growth and strategic initiatives.
To ensure a smooth transition and maintain strong succession planning, Nonexecutive Chair Philip Acton's tenure will be extended until the annual meeting in 2024.
Richard Whiting has been the driving force behind NWF Group for the past 15 years, while Chris Belsham joined the company in 2017 after establishing a successful career in corporate finance and accountancy.
These developments mark an exciting period of change and progress for NWF Group as it continues to navigate the dynamic landscape of fuel, food, and feed distribution.