Getting to know you – with Group FD Chris Toole

Earlier this year we were delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Toole as our new group finance director.

Here we find out why Chris made the move to Aptus, learn about his previous experience, and discover more about his aims for the future.

Q: Why did you decide to make the move to Aptus?

I decided to join Aptus because they are widely known for professionally delivering multi-utility projects, and have successfully established exceptional client relationships underpinned by providing the highest quality service. Their ethos aligns perfectly with mine, and it feels like a fantastic time to join with lots of exciting projects in the pipeline.

Q: Tell us about your role at Aptus?

I have over 15 years’ experience across a number of senior roles, and was previously group financial controller at Ipsum; a utility services specialist also based in the north west. Prior to that I spent over nine years in senior finance roles at Exertis UK. I believe my experience stands me in good stead for the role at Aptus, and I’m looking forward to the challenge it will bring.

Q: What does your role at Aptus entail?

Day-to-day I am responsible for managing the company’s accounting, financial reporting and performance. It’s my job to drive business success by providing financial insights that help support commercial decisions. With my background covering everything from budgeting and financial modelling to business planning and process improvements, I will be using my skills and experience to help drive Aptus forward.

Q: What are your aims and objectives for the future?

I’m looking forward to helping the company continue its ongoing success and support its ambitious plans for the future. Aptus is going from strength to strength, and I can’t wait to play a part in the next chapter of the company’s development.

Managing director, Lisa Kerford:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to Aptus. His knowledge, skills and proficiency will be invaluable to the team as we look to continue growing the company throughout the remainder of 2023 and beyond.”

Published on 22nd December 2023

Natasha Clarke

Natasha Clarke

People Director

Natasha Clarke heads up the People functions at Aptus, including Human Resources and internal and external communications. She has assisted in the training and development of a number of key members of staff and has also ensured a number of Business Administration Apprentices have successfully obtained their qualifications.

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