Accsys, is pleased to announce that Steven Salo has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Accsys, with effect from 1 April 2023.
Steven, a chartered accountant, brings significant experience in senior financial leadership roles, executing high-value corporate and business development transactions, and driving and shaping businesses for profitable growth. His experience includes substantial construction and engineering work. Most recently, Steven was Group Chief Financial Officer at Depa PLC, a publicly listed interior manufacturing, construction and assembly firm headquartered in Dubai providing interior construction
services and joinery manufacturing for contractors in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. During his six-year tenure he supported the business and its major business units through periods of restructure
Steven was also interim CEO of Design Studio Group Ltd from 2019 to 2021 and prior to joining Depa was Head of Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A at Arabtec Holding PJSC.
Together with a strong track record as a finance leader, Steven formerly worked in investment banking for both Citigroup and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and began his career at PwC in Australia.
Appointment of Executive Chairman
Further to the announcement made on 12 December 2022, Accsys continues to make good progress on the search for a new Chief Executive to succeed Rob Harris, who will leave the business, as planned, on 31 March 2023. In order to provide Accsys with continuity whilst the search process continues,
Stephen Odell, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will assume the role of Executive Chairman of Accsys on an interim basis from 1 April 2023 until a permanent Chief Executive is appointed.
Stephen has significant global executive experience through 38 years with Ford Motor Company where he held senior management roles across North America, Europe and Asia.
Stephen Odell, Chairman, commented: “On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased to welcome Steven to Accsys. Steven’s background as an international Group CFO with experience focused on driving improvement in financial fundamentals will be highly beneficial to Accsys as we enter our next growth phase.
I am stepping into the role of Executive Chairman on an interim basis as we progress our CEO search process, and I look forward to working with our dedicated and talented employees across the Group in
an executive capacity.”