Key role at engineer

Heasley steps up to CFO at Weir Group

john-heasleyWeir Group has appointed John Heasley as chief financial officer with immediate effect.

Mr Heasley (pictured) has worked with Weir since 2008 and been a member of the group executive since 2014 as divisional managing director of the Flow Control division.

He joined Weir as group financial controller and has since held a number of financial and operational roles across the business.  His previous experience also includes finance positions with ScottishPower, PwC and Andersen. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Weir Group chairman Charles Berry commented: “I am delighted to welcome John to the board as chief financial officer.  He brings a broad range of experience to the role, including significant financial and operational success in several roles within the Group.  I am certain he will play a big part in Weir’s future success.”

John Heasley succeeds Jon Stanton who was appointed Weir Group chief dxecutive on 1 October.

Mr Stanton said: “Weir possesses an outstanding leadership team around the world and John’s appointment reflects the depth of talent within the group.  Under his leadership, Flow Control achieved significant operational and financial improvement.  I look forward to working with him and the rest of the global team as we continue to deliver sustainable growth for our shareholders and further innovative solutions for our customers.”

Mr Heasley said: “It is an honour to be appointed chief financial officer and to join the board of one of the world’s great engineering businesses.  Weir has a proud history and an exciting future and I look forward to helping the group extend its global leadership positions.”

A recruitment process is under way to appoint a new divisional managing director of Weir Flow Control and a further announcement will be made in due course.

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