Franchise Brands plc announced the appointment of Mark Fryer to the Board as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") with effect from 2 August 2023. Mark Fryer is an experienced CFO with 25 years of public company and private equity experience as CFO in global manufacturing and business service companies. He has been CFO of FTSE Small Cap and FTSE 250 companies, as well as companies quoted on the AIM market.
Mark's experience includes extensive M&A, operational and business improvement experience in complex international environments across a wide range of sectors, including waste, business services, industrial services, franchising, manufacturing and electronics. Mark's recent roles include Group CFO of Augean plc, Dialight plc and Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, and he worked overseas in several of these roles. Prior to that he spent 11 years in finance and corporate finance roles with GKN plc and Cable and Wireless plc. Mark began his career with EY and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. With the appointment of Mark Fryer as CFO, Andrew Mallows will step down from his role of Interim CFO and from the Board and will be returning to his former role as Group Commercial Director (non-Board).
Mark Rupert Maxwell Fryer is aged 56 and currently is, and during the last five years has been, a director of the following companies: Current directorships: Colwall Consulting Ltd; Hopkinson Waste Holdings Ltd; Preformed Windings Ltd. Former directorships within the last five years: Augean LFT Claims Co Limited; Augean Incineration Limited; Augean Limited; Augean North Sea Services Limited; Augean Treatment Limited; R N A Investments Limited; Colt Industrial Services Limited; Augean North Limited; Hitech Equipment Limited; Augean South Limited; Augean Property Limited; Anexo Group Plc; Colwall Consulting Ltd; Professional and Legal Services Limited; IGCA 2013 Limited; Direct Accident Management Limited.