Claire Kettle

Finance Director

Leadership for me is about being honest and authentic and helping others to succeed by listening to understand. My role involves helping the business to make better and more informed decisions and this is something I am very passionate about - working alongside my operational and commercial colleagues is key to this and ensures that the right information is considered and available at the right time to optimise and protect the value of the business.

I joined the Carey Group as Group Finance Manager in 2018, before becoming Group Head of Finance in 2020. Now, my focus is exclusively on Careys as the Finance Director for the business. Prior to joining Careys I worked for Balfour Beatty on various joint venture frameworks with London Underground, Crossrail, Skanska and Stantec. I have also worked for Coca Cola GB, GlaxoSmithKline and Chrysalis Publishing.

I’m a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and have worked through the many different functions in Finance which has given me a broad range of knowledge and skills. I think Finance has a huge part to play in the success of a business by looking at the road ahead and around the corner identifying risks, possibilities and opportunities that may be headed our way.

In my new role as Careys’ Finance Director, and as a member of the Careys’ leadership team, I am excited to be applying my passion for problem solving as we look to deliver our five-year strategy and continue to strengthen our financial position.

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