John D’Aubney has been appointed as finance director at Willshee’s bringing over 30 years’ experience to the family run business, which is currently enjoying double digit year-on-year growth as demand for commercial and domestic waste and recycling services continue to increase.
Having worked across numerous B2B and B2C international markets, John joins Willshee’s from Staffordshire-based Leavesley Group where he was group finance director. Earlier in his career, John also worked in a number of finance and system development roles including Lloyds TSB Head Office, and prior to that KMPG audit and compliance. He has a degree in accounting and finance from the University of Birmingham and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Dean Willshee, managing director of Willshee’s, commented: “John has tremendous pedigree and a strong, impressive track record so we are very pleased that he has joined our leadership team, bringing skills and experience that will help us to grow and fulfil our ambitions.”
John added: “I am delighted to have joined Willshee’s at such an exciting time. Adoption of strict Environmental standards, and the accountability, traceability and corporate social responsibility for waste management are all increasingly being demanded as part of best practice in industry, the public sector and SMEs, and are a compulsory part of listed reporting requirements. Alongside rapidly increasing domestic demand, the facilities, quality, experience and the management team that Willshee’s has in place will enable the huge potential here to be realised.
“My particular focus will be leading the team in first class financial processes, controls and reporting to support the business as we look to achieve some very ambitious targets over the next five years.”