Marshalls hires Justin Lockwood as CFO

Elland, West Yorkshire-based stone and landscaping firm Marshalls plc has announced the appointment of Justin Lockwood to its board as chief financial officer.

Lockwood succeeds Jack Clarke who stepped down on March 31, 2021.

Justin is currently the chief financial officer of International Personal Finance plc,” said Marshalls.

“He joined them in 2010 and held a number of senior finance roles prior to his appointment as CFO in 2017.

“Justin brings extensive experience of all aspects of financial management in large publicly listed companies. 

Prior to International Personal Finance plc, Justin worked for Associated British Ports for four years in a senior finance role.

“His first role in industry was with Marshalls, between 2002 and 2006, where he worked in a variety of business unit and head office roles, including as finance director of Marshalls Clay Products before its disposal to Hanson plc.

“Justin is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC where he spent the first 10 years of his career.”

Lockwood ‘s appointment will take effect at a date to be agreed once his departure date from International Personal Finance has been finalised.

Marshalls CEO Martyn Coffey said: “We’re delighted that Justin is joining the business.

“His rich, cross-sector experience, which includes time with Marshalls earlier in his career, will be an asset to the board and help us capitalise on future growth opportunities and deliver our strategic objectives.

“In Justin, we’re confident we’ve found an outstanding successor to Jack Clarke, who made a significant contribution to the sustained growth of Marshalls during his time with us.”

Lockwood said: “Marshalls is an exceptional business with strong heritage and a clear strategic vision.

“I’m delighted to be joining and look forward to working with Martyn, the board and all of Marshalls’ very dedicated colleagues.”  

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