Ex-NAAFI accountant takes FD role at listed business

ZYTRONIC has promoted its financial controller and former NAAFI accountant Claire Smith to finance director.

The company, which manufacturers touch sensor products, has announced that Claire Smith will take on the FD role on an interim basis.

She has been financial controller since 2007 and was also the FD of the group’s susbsidiary Zytronic Displays ltd from January last year.

Prior to Zytronic she joined the Navy, Army and Air Forces Institutes (NAAFI), in 2003 and stayed for more than four years, working in a range of roles, including management accountant, treasury manager and latterly finance manager. For the last six months at the NAAFI Smith worked out of the German office.

Prior to that she was project accountant and cash management supervisor at Procter & Gamble.

Smith succeeds Denis Mullan who has been FD and company secretary since 2003. He announced his desire to retire and has stepped down, although he will stay on for a handover period until his formal retirement on 5 April 2014.

Mullan has been with the for ten years, but prior to that he was a partner at EY specialising in corporate finance.

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