Axis makes senior appointment with new Group Finance Director

November 12, 2015

The Axis Group of Companies has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Simon Giles as Group Finance Director.

He will have responsibility for the finance and accounting functions of all of the Group’s businesses including Axis Security and Axis Cleaning and Support Services, reporting directly to the Group Chief Executive Jonathan Levine.

Simon, a qualified chartered accountant, began his career with Arthur Andersen, later specialising in manufacturing and retail with international operations. He has held various senior finance roles with Budgens Stores, Habitat, and KFC. More recently he was Finance Director of Explore Learning and prior to joining The Axis Group, was Head of Finance for Clintons.

Jonathan Levine says that Simon’s management and financial experience will be invaluable as the Group continues to grow: “Having taken the business to c£87 million, and doubled in size over the last three years, it is important that we have the right people in place with the right corporate knowledge and expertise to support our future ambitions,” he says.

As well as his accounting qualifications, Simon has a degree in Law from the University of East Anglia.