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25th Nov 2020

Appointment of Group Financial Controller

Velocys is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Lillistone as the Group Financial Controller based in the Oxford office headquarters.

Helen was formerly Head of European Finance Operations for Shire plc, a UK FTSE 100 and US listed Biotech firm, where she was responsible for managing finance and accounting operations in Europe. Due to the dual listing, she has experience of both US and European financial reporting, accounting and taxation. Her expertise also includes integrating mergers and acquisitions, implementing financial systems and finance team transformation to shared services. Thus, bringing to Velocys wide ranging financial experience from a high growth global organisation.

She began her career at Crowe LLP, is a qualified chartered accountant and graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Economics.

Andrew Morris, Velocys CFO, said:
“We are delighted Helen has joined Velocys and at a time when the company is progressing and developing significantly. Helen brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise, spanning a number of years including twenty of those at a UK FTSE 100 and US listed biotech firm. Therefore, she has an in-depth understanding of both UK and US financial systems and holds an extensive operational skill set at senior level.”

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