Persimmon hires Galliford Try’s Duxbury as its CFO

Andrew Duxbury

York-based house building giant Persimmon plc announced the appointment of Galliford Try executive Andrew Duxbury as its chief financial officer (CFO).

Persimmon said in July that former CFO Jason Windsor was leaving the company to become CFO at Edinburgh investment giant Abrdn plc.

“Andrew will join the board as an executive director, with his start date to be confirmed in due course,” said Persimmon.

“Dean Finch, group chief executive, will continue to hold interim responsibility for the finance function, supported by Mike Smith, group financial controller, until Andrew joins.

Andrew has significant financial experience within the construction and housebuilding sectors.

“He joins Persimmon from Galliford Try where he has worked in various finance roles for over ten years, latterly as group finance director since March 2019.

“Prior to Galliford Try, Andrew spent 16 years at PWC, leading a portfolio of significant clients for the firm.”

Persimmon chairman Roger Devlin said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew as our new CFO.

“Andrew has extensive experience as a finance director in the construction and housebuilding industry, which will be an invaluable asset to Persimmon as we continue to provide good quality homes for families across the UK and position the business for future growth. We look forward to welcoming Andrew to the team.”

Duxbury said: “I am delighted to be joining Persimmon and excited by the opportunities ahead.

“Persimmon is a strong business with a proven track record and plays an important role in the UK economy. I look forward to working with the team to deliver its industry-leading financial ambitions while continuing the significant recent progress in build quality and service.”

Duxbury’s remuneration package will comprise a base salary of £530,000, a pension allowance of 9% of salary in line with the contribution available for Persimmon’s salaried employees “and other benefits in line with the Directors’ Remuneration Policy.”

Duxbury’s remuneration package also includes an annual bonus of up to a maximum of 150% of salary, subject to performance conditions and a performance share plan award of up to 200% of salary.

Over time, Andrew will be required to acquire Persimmon shares with a value of 400% of his base salary,” said the company.

“At the date of this announcement, he holds no ordinary shares in Persimmon.

Andrew will also receive awards to compensate for remuneration he is forfeiting on leaving his current employer.

“These will remain subject to performance conditions where appropriate and reflect the value of the forfeited awards.”