She says she is looking forward to being part of the fledgeling financial services company's journey.
Former Peregrine Holdings CFO Claire Coward has been appointed as the CFO of Halls Financial Services.
About her appointment, Claire said:
“I’m extremely excited about joining the Halls family and getting stuck in assisting my new boss Nic Hugh in growing the Halls Financial Services business. The business is still in its infancy and has such fantastic potential. I’m really looking forward to being part of its exciting journey.”
Claire resigned from the Peregrine group as of 31 October 2019 after serving as its CFO since 1 June 2018.
“I am very sad to be leaving my team at Peregrine and while my time there was short, I learnt a tremendous amount and formed friendships that will be lifelong,” Claire said.
She specifically enjoyed the experience of working with the women of Peregrine.
“I worked with incredible women there and it was very rewarding to be supported by and to work alongside such strong women. Women supporting each other in the workplace is a powerful force, one that has touched me and one that I will take with me into his next chapter of my career.”
Before joining Peregrine, Claire was the group corporate finance executive and group reporting financial executive at Massmart. Prior to that, she was an audit and technical director, and the sustainability reporting director at PKF, which subsequently merged with Grant Thornton.
Claire added that:
“Being a single mom of two kids below the age of 10 and trying to be a CFO of a listed group has its challenges and I am looking forward to spending more time with my kids while still pursuing a career.”