Bytes Technology Group appoints COO Andrew Holden as acting CFO

Andrew steps into the role following CFO Keith Richardson’s announcement of his plans to retire.

Bytes Technology Group CFO Keith Richardson has announced his plans to retire after nearly three decades with the company. The group’s COO, Andrew Holden, will assume leadership of the finance function as acting CFO with immediate effect.

Keith and Andrew will work together as part of a managed handover period and controlled transition of responsibilities until 31 October 2021, when Keith will step down.

Andrew joined Bytes as COO in June 2021 from Altron, Byte’s former parent company. He has extensive experience in the ICT sector, having spent more than 27 years at Altron, the last 15 years of which he spent in various senior leadership roles.

Bytes CEO Neil Murphy thanked Keith for his dedication and contribution to the group over the past 27 years. “Keith has been ever-present since I joined Bytes many years ago and I will be sad to see him go,” Neil said in a statement. “He has been an integral part of the business and I know the impact of his efforts will continue to be felt well into the future.”

Neil added that he is delighted Andrew has agreed to take on the duties of acting CFO in addition to his current role as COO. “His significant and wide-ranging experience, coupled with his longstanding knowledge of Bytes, will serve the group well as it continues on its growth trajectory.”