19 June 2020
WE Soda Limited, the world’s largest producer of natural Soda Ash, today announces the appointment of Tom Hinton as Chief Financial Officer. Tom will be based at the company’s headquarters in London and join the WE Soda Board as an Executive Director.
Tom is an experienced Group CFO with a strong track record, having recently come from Domestic & General (D&G), the UK based insurance and warranty business owned by private equity firm CVC. Whilst at D&G, Tom was responsible for the refinancing of all debt facilities and also successfully completed a stake sale to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Prior to D&G, Tom was Group CFO at Infinis, the FTSE 250 listed alternative energy business, which was taken private by Terra Firma and subsequently sold to JP Morgan and 3i Infrastructure. Prior to these roles, Tom spent over 10 years at Centrica, as Financial Controller for British Gas and as CFO for Centrica Canada, based in Calgary.
Tom Hinton said: “WE Soda’s leading global position, its scale and its ambitious growth plans make this an incredible opportunity. I look forward to joining the team and helping to build further on the company’s remarkable track record of growth and profitability.”
Alasdair Warren, Chief Executive Officer of WE Soda, said: "The WE Soda Board and I welcome Tom to the business. Tom is a seasoned CFO, whose experience will be invaluable as we continue to build our business, maximise cash returns and create value for our shareholder over time.”