Derek Harding

Chief Financial Officer at Spectris plc

Derek Harding has an extensive professional background in finance and leadership roles. Currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer at Spectris plc, Chairman Of The Board Of Trustees at Spectris Foundation, and a Non Executive Director at Sage. Previously, Derek has held positions such as Group Finance Director and Interim CEO at Shop Direct, Group Finance Director at Senior plc, and various finance-related roles at Wolseley UK. Derek's career started at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Auditor and later took on roles as Transaction Services Manager and Manager. Derek's educational background includes a Bsc in Banking & Finance from Loughborough University and completion of the Deloitte CFO Programme.


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  • Chief Financial Officer

    March, 2019 - present