Mike Butterworth

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Mr Butterworth became an independent non-executive director of the Cambian Group "in April 2016 and brings extensive financial experience having worked in various finance roles, both in an executive and non-executive capacity, for a number of public companies. He served for eight years as Group Finance Director of Cookson Group plc, a FTSE 250 international materials science company supplying specialist consumable materials and chemicals used in industrial production processes, until December 2012 when Cookson was de-merged. Previously, he was Group Finance Director of Incepta Group plc for five years, an international marketing and communications group, prior to which he spent five years as Group Financial Controller at BBA Group plc, the international aviation and materials technology group. He worked at Arthur Andersen & Co for eleven years between 1984 and 1995. Since August 2010, he has been a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of St Ives plc, the international marketing services group, and in November 2012 he was appointed Senior Independent Director. In April 2016, Johnston Press plc, one of the leading local media groups in the UK, announced that he would be joining their Board as a non-executive director on 1 June 2016 and become Chairman of the Audit Committee later in the year. Mr Butterworth has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987.[1]


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  1. Cambian Group Board, organizational web page, accessed December 19, 2017.