AWARD-WINNING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JOINS FRAIKIN BOARD

Mark Burn, 45, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin, based at the company’s new UK headquarters in Coventry.

He joins Fraikin after four years as Group CFO for Henry Howard Finance, where he was instrumental in securing senior funding facilities which lead to significant balance sheet growth – and was named 2017 Finance Director of the Year at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Wales Awards.

Prior to joining Henry Howard Finance in 2014, Burn was Head of Finance at Shire Leasing for four years, taking charge of the financial strategy and reporting for a group of 10 companies. He previously spent eight years in the construction and homebuilding sectors, taking senior finance roles with companies such as Antler Homes and Taylor Wimpey.

Commenting on his appointment, Burn says: “This is my first role in the commercial vehicle sector and it’s an exciting time to be joining. The industry is seeing a vast amount of change, and there is a huge project ahead in how we manage the outcomes of Brexit.

“This timing, plus the opportunity to work alongside such a strong and strategically focussed management team was a big draw in attracting me to Fraikin. Together, I’m looking forward to driving our growth to the next level.”

Following his IoD award win in 2017, Burn was also named as a runner-up in the prestigious 2018 Finance Awards Wales CFO of the Year category.

He lives in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and is married with two teenage children.

Burn replaces Bryn Thomas as CFO, who has moved into a new role with Citroën UK.

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Notes to editor:

About Fraikin
Fraikin Ltd is part of the Fraikin Group, the largest commercial vehicle fleet services company in Europe, providing expert fleet management, contract hire and rental solutions to both the private and public sectors. The Fraikin Group, established in France in 1944 by Gérard Fraikin, has operations in 16 countries, with more than 2,800 employees, 7,000 clients, 180 branches and a fleet of 60,000 vehicles. Its operations span Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and the UK.

For further press information please contact:
Gary Baker at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467 or by email to gary.baker@garnettkeeler.com

To access Fraikin’s online newsroom please visit https://www.gk.news/fraikin

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About Fraikin

Fraikin Ltd is part of the Fraikin Group, the largest commercial vehicle fleet services company in Europe, providing expert fleet management, contract hire and rental solutions to both the private and public sector. The Fraikin Group, established in France in 1944 by Gérard Fraikin, has operations in 11 countries, with more than 2,800 employees, 7,000 clients, 157 branches and a fleet of more than 58,000 vehicles. Its operations span Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.


Contacts

Gary Baker, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
gary.baker@garnettkeeler.com
Fraikin
Fraikin Ltd
First Floor, 2M, Middlemarch Business Park
Siskin Drive
Coventry
CV3 4FJ


+44 (0)2476 694 494
talk-to-us@fraikin.co.uk
http://www.fraikin.co.uk