Electrical contractor’s current financial controller is promoted to the board

Mechanical and electrical contractor T Clarke has appointed financial controller Martin Walton as its new group finance director.

Chartered account Walton has been at the firm for three years as group financial controller, and will immediately take a place on the board of directors. The 46-year old has previously worked in finance management jobs with BDO Stoy Hayward, KPMG and London Transport, and has worked with listed construction companies including Skanska and Multiplex. 

T Clarke’s former finance  director, Victoria French, parted the company “by mutual consent” in June.

The Group has recruited Kim Thistleton to replace Walton as group financial controller.

Mark Lawrence, Chief Executive, said he was “delighted” at Walton’s appointment. “He has nearly twenty years of experience of working with major PLCs in the sector and we have been impressed by the impact he has made since joining us.  Martin understands our business intimately and is well known by our teams in London and the regions,” said Lawrence.