New CFO to play the right notes for Focusrite

Sally McKone Focusrite

Focusrite plc, the High Wycombe-based global music and audio products company, has appointed Sally McKone as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of the Board.

Sally will succeed Jeremy Wilson, who will be stepping down as CFO, following the announcement on 18 March 2020 that he will leave the Company on 31 December 2020. Sally will join the Company at a date yet to be announced. In the period prior to his departure, Jeremy and Sally will work together to ensure a smooth handover.

Most recently Divisional Finance and IT Director for Precision Engineering (Norgren), the largest subsidiary of IMI plc, a UK FTSE 250 specialist engineering company, Sally’s career spans more than 30 years, including 20 years at Electrocomponents plc.

Sally, a Chartered Accountant, started her career with Grant Thornton and moved into industry where she specialised in B2B distribution and manufacturing, covering both financial reporting and operational roles across Europe, APAC and the US. Sally is also treasurer of the Oxford based charity, Fusion Arts.

Tim Carroll, Focusrite’s Chief Executive Officer said: “Jeremy has been instrumental to the success of Focusrite since its IPO six years ago. His contribution to the Board and day-to-day finance and operations have left us very well placed for the future. We wish him well and great success in all his future endeavours.

“At the same time, I am delighted to welcome Sally to the team. She has a proven track record of growing the businesses she has worked for and I look forward to working closely with her as we enter our next stage of growth.”

Sally McKone added:”Focusrite is a great company, with significant opportunities ahead, and I look forward to becoming part of the team to build on the current strengths and deliver on those opportunities.”