Optalis appoints new Finance Director
13 April 2013
Optalis has appointed Paul Steadman to the role of Finance Director this month.
Paul has previously been working with the company on an interim basis since December 2012 and his position has now been made permanent following a formal recruitment process. Paul brings significant experience of the care sector having recently worked with one of the largest homecare providers in the country.
Managing Director Andrew Pickup said: "We ran a thorough recruitment process with an external search firm as we were keen to attract the best and the brightest. A number of high calibre candidates made the shortlist; many with very commercial backgrounds.
"Paul brings important and relevant sector experience in addition to the necessary financial discipline that will help contribute to Optalis’ success."
New Optalis Finance Director Paul Steadman added: "I am looking forward to helping Optalis meet the challenge of growing and developing both existing and new services, as well as finding innovative ways of working to generate efficiencies and support all my colleagues by providing a fast, accurate finance function.
"I'm joining a team that is committed to providing the highest level of quality services; a value that I also share, and I am confident that together we will make Optalis an ongoing success. I’ve have had some time to settle in so will hit the ground running, so to speak."
Paul will become a member of the Senior Management Team and a member of Optalis' Board.
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