Treasurer SpotlightCareer MovesThis week’s industry careers update

This week's industry careers update

Gentlemen of Worcestershire appoints a new treasurer, Ryanair and Pension Protection Fund have announced new CROs, and Finastra has a new CEO.

Gentlemen of Worcestershire appoints new treasurer

Historic cricket club Gentlemen of Worcestershire (GoW) has recruited Anton Madzarevic to succeed Peter Wheeler as its new honorary treasurer. Nick Williams will be joining the management team with Madzarevic, as the new chairman of GoW. Speaking about their appointments, Williams said: “It is a great honour to be asked to lead this long-established club with its enviable reputation. Anton has taken over from Peter Wheeler, who was a long-serving officer of the club for 16 years. That’s a tremendous record.”

Pension Protection Fund appoints new CRO

The Pension Protection Fund has brought in Stephen Wilcox as its new chief risk officer to replace Hans den Boer. Prior to joining the Pension Protection Fund, Wilcox served at Allianz Insurance for 21 years where he was responsible for building the company’s first comprehensive risk team and implementing compliance with Solvency II, which is a European Union directive.

Ryanair announces new CRO

Irish airline Ryanair has promoted Carol Sharkey to the position of chief risk officer. She has been a part of the airline since 1995 and currently serves as the director of safety and security at the company. Speaking about Sharkey’s appointment, Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary said: “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Carol Sharkey to the role of chief risk officer and welcome her to the senior management team. Carol has an encyclopedic knowledge of our business and how we deliver controlled growth safely, and her expertise particularly in the area of operations and safety will ensure she plays a key role in our future growth.”

Simon Paris to be Finastra CEO as Nadeem Syed steps down

Finastra has appointed Simon Paris as CEO who is taking over from Nadeem Syed as a part of a planned succession process.
Paris currently serves as Finastra’s Deputy CEO and has been responsible for driving all of Finastra’s go-to-market operations including sales, marketing, and partner relations and has overseen significant growth in Finastra’s market traction and global footprint. “A once-in-a-generation transformation is taking place in the financial services industry and Simon has the vision, leadership and experience to lead Finastra through this evolution,” said Robert Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners.

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