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Alan Kershaw




Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Not for Profit / Charity

About Alan

Experienced and commercial CFO leading people and delivering results through transformational change across multiple sectors, with focus on strategic, challenging, profitable and practical delivery.

In depth and hands on experience of public and private boards, corporate governance and executive leadership, strategic planning, financial and operational leadership.

Leader of change including IPO, new business startup, acquisitions and administration, delivering integration of people, systems, processes and culture.

Proactive communicator, ensuring that the right messages are delivered to the right people at the right time, whether in the board room or on the shop floor.

Non-executive roles applying relevant experience in new and alternative settings.

Alan's Career History

March 2016 - January 2019
Velocity Composites plc

Chief Financial Officer

AIM listed group and international provider of composite material kits, engineered to enhance the global aerospace component manufacturing supply chain.

PLC Executive Director and Company Secretary, delivering 60% sales growth in two years, with commercial remediation delivering 100% improvement on margin. Strong cash management with positive use of invested cash and alternative lending facilities.

IPO – Led due diligence and financial planning to successful outcome with £30m IPO and £10m investment into the group.

Finance – Enhanced and augmented financial (FY16, FY17 & FY18) reporting. Developed forecasting model for business planning. Provided focused support to non-finance business management and strengthened existing financial controls and processes.

Also responsible for Human Resources (Introduced dedicated HR function, and successfully launched Works Council) and Technology (delivered enhancements to infrastructure, business systems and IT processes)