The Financial Times has appointed James Lund to the newly created role of Vice President, Finance, taking on global responsibility for financial performance management across the FT Group. The promotion is effective immediately.
Lund also joins the FT executive board which oversees the company’s global strategy and performance.
Commenting on the appointment, FT CEO John Ridding said: “James has excelled in his leadership of our UK finance operations and I am delighted to welcome him to the FT board. He will make an important contribution to the development of our strategic direction as we continue to grow our news and education businesses.”
Lund has served as UK finance director since he joined the FT in 2012. Prior to this, he spent six years at TalkTalk PLC, and before that he held various finance roles at Centrica and British Airways.
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