Phil Hawthorne becomes our first non-exec director

Phil Hawthorne, Jones Melling

We’re pleased to announce that experienced business advisor and accountant Phil Hawthorne has joined us as a non-executive director.

Phil brings us over three decades of experience in the finance, property, pharmaceuticals, leisure and engineering sectors as he becomes our first ever non-exec director.

His previous roles include senior positions at PwC and Proctor & Gamble.

Commenting on the appointment, our director and co-founder Ken Jones said: “We’ve expanded quickly in the last few years and it’s important we continue to manage this ongoing growth in a structured way.

“Phil has been there and done it all before. He can draw on huge reserves of experience and insight, bringing a fresh pair of eyes to the big decisions we take.”

Fellow director, Gary Melling, added: “Phil has strong expertise in management accounting and forecasting, so can add to our knowledge in this area.

“He will also be a great sounding board for the business. His experience outside the property sector also means he can bring an alternative perspective.”

Phil, who is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, added: “Mentoring up-and-coming professionals is something I enjoy immensely. I’m looking forward to helping Gary and Ken develop their business.”

You can read more about Phil, his role at Jones Melling, and his favourite buildings in the Our People section of the website.