A finance expert has been promoted to the role of Forterra’s Strategic Director.
Darren Rix, who is from North Yorkshire but now lives in Oxford, has been with the company since 2007, starting as a business analyst. He was soon promoted to Finance Manager, then Financial Controller, and most recently secured the role of Group Controller in 2015.
His role will see him working to secure long-term, sustainable growth and identifying and pursuing potential acquisition and strategic partnership opportunities for the firm.
Darren says, “Part of my remit is to develop Forterra’s innovation capability, something I’m excited about and looking forward to seeing evolve in the future. I also hope to give our employees a stronger sense of the strategic direction of the business, as we go through our next stage of growth and development as a plc.”
“I like this industry and the tangible nature of our products, in particular the fact that they can be traced from the source raw materials all the way through to end use,” continues Darren, who is based at Forterra’s Northamptonshire head office.
“Also, the people who work for Forterra really seem to share a common goal of driving the business forward and a commitment to that cause.”
Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said, “Darren has worked tirelessly and loyally for this company, and has made tremendous progress since starting here ten years ago. He knows this firm inside and out, and his dedication to Forterra, its products and employees makes him the ideal choice for this vital role.”