Posted on 8th February 2017
New Financial Director Appointed at MHA Carpenter Box
Ivan Fowlie has swapped a high-profile finance role in Germany to take up a senior appointment at MHA Carpenter Box, the Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers.
Ivan is joining MHA Carpenter Box as Financial Director, moving from information and communications company Ericsson in Germany where, as Head of Business Finance for Western & Central Europe, he was responsible for 17 countries. Ivan had been with the Swedish communications giant for 20 years, initially in Guildford, before moving to Dusseldorf.
In his new role, Ivan will oversee financial performance and statutory reporting, utilising his considerable experience to help the firm to continue on its impressive growth curve. Part of Ivan’s role will be to develop business process improvements to streamline reporting and look at ways to further enhance the client experience.
As he explains: “After 20 years with one company, I wanted a complete change – and from the moment I met with the partners at MHA Carpenter Box I was excited by their straightforward approach to business and their focus on client service in a world where so much is changing. I am now very much looking forward to playing my part in the firm’s future development.”
Alan Edwards, Managing Partner at MHA Carpenter Box commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ivan to the partnership team at MHA Carpenter Box. He brings significant financial and corporate expertise with him and will undoubtedly be a real asset to the firm.”
Ivan is married with three grown-up children. Outside of work he enjoys mountain-biking and walking, and is looking forward to exploring the South Downs.
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