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Angling Direct appoints new Group Financial Officer

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Angling Direct, the UK’s fastest growing fishing tackle retailer, has appointed a new Group Financial Officer.

Angling Direct, the UK’s biggest fishing tackle retailer, has appointed Steven Crowe as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from January 2 next year. The group’s Interim Finance Director, Ian Hunter, will step down from the Board at the end of January. 
A qualified chartered accountant, Crowe (44) was Director of Finance at Aviva for 10 years and more recently was Finance Director for Marvel NewCo Ltd and Validus Ltd.
“Steven brings a wealth of financial experience gained in the e-commerce and insurance sectors, particularly in the planning and management of M&A and international growth” said Angling Direct’s CEO, Darren Bailey. 
Bailey also paid tribute to Hunter’s ‘significant contribution’ to the group and his role in helping establish the company on AIM. Hunter, who is to develop his own consultancy business, will assist with the handover process.

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