Southern Arc has appointed Brian Richardson as chief financial officer (CFO). Richardson, a chartered accountant (CA), has over 20 years experience as a CFO and has held senior financial positions for a number of public and private companies. He previously worked for Ernst & Young in Toronto and in Hong Kong. Richardson also holds an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He takes over from Cyrus Driver, who stepped in as interim CFO.
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