PracticeConsultingBerkeley FD quits after two months

Berkeley FD quits after two months

FD at the Berkeley Group, James Corr, yesterday resigned after only two monthsat the up-market house-building group.

Corr, 47, joined Berkeley in July from Polypipe, a manufacturer of plasticbuilding material, where he had been group finance director for five years.A Scottish chartered accountant, Corr had more than two decades experience inthe engineering, manufacturing and contracting sectors.

Last October, predecessor Peter Darby resigned from the FD post due to’personal reasons’ after only eighteen months at the helm.

Group executive chairman and chartered accountant Roger Lewis will resume hisrole as acting FD, which held before Corr was appointed to the Surrey-basedgroup of 14 construction firms.

Lewis said Corr had found ‘the transition from manufacturing to property was not as he had expected’ and that ‘he felt that it would in the best interest of both himself and Berkeley to resign’.

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