Tracey Barnes appointed as new Chief Finance Officer13 December 2023
We are pleased to announce we have appointed Tracey Barnes as our first Chief Finance Officer (CFO). The permanent new role will oversee all of the our finance activities, treasury, business planning, procurement, governance, compliance, legal, communications, digital, corporate strategy, and the people team.
The appointment is part of our wider leadership changes, following the launch of our new Corporate Strategy earlier this year which focuses on customers and core services.
Tracey Barnes appointed as Chief Finance Officer
It also signals the streamlining of our financial executive director roles, combining the positions of Executive Director of Finance & Strategy (held by Dean Tufts who retires early next year) and Executive Director of Central & Financial Services, which has been held by Tracey Barnes on a fixed-term basis since February 2023.
Before joining A2Dominion, Tracey was Chief Finance Officer at Sovereign Housing Association and held a number of roles internationally at Diageo for over 20 years, including Chief Finance Officer of East African Breweries Ltd, Chief Finance Officer of Diageo Ireland and Managing Director of Diageo Business Services India.
Tracey said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at A2Dominion over the past few months, learning about what works and how things can be improved to totally transform the customer experience. I am delighted to have the opportunity to help to drive forward the changes that are needed.”
Ian Wardle, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Tracey Barnes as our new Chief Finance Officer. “The role attracted a significant number of high calibre applicants, and it is testament to Tracey, who came out on top following a rigorous recruitment process.
“She brings a wealth of experience, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver ambitious plans for customers.”