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CFO Bell to leave aviation group Menzies

MenziesAviation services and print distribution company John Menzies said chief financial officer Paula Bell is leaving to become chief financial officer at Spirent Communications.

Ms Bell will be replaced by Giles Wilson on 1 July, but will stay on until 29 July to ensure an orderly handover.

Mr Wilson has been with the group for five years in a variety of senior roles including finance director of Menzies Aviation.

Most recently, he has been based in Dubai as senior vice president of its Middle East, India and African regions.

Prior to joining John Menzies, he held a number of senior finance positions in both publicly-listed and privately-held companies.

He worked with Gallaher Group PLC for six years and later spent five years as finance director of Commercial Estates Group, a large privately owned UK-wide property company.

Iain Napier, chairman, said: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Paula for her contribution since she joined in 2013. She leaves with our best wishes as she embarks on the next stage of her career.

“I am also delighted to welcome Giles to the Board. He has been part of our succession plans and I am confident that he will make a positive impact in his new role and will further strengthen our capabilities.”

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