August 11, 2023
RS Group has recently announced that Kate Ringrose has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director and will join RS to take up her role, effective October 2, 2023.
Kate joins RS after a successful 18-year career at Centrica plc, an FTSE 100 company, most recently as Group CFO. Kate is a highly experienced CFO with a strong track record of successfully leading finance functions and was instrumental in the transformation of Centrica into a resilient business with a strong balance sheet and clear growth strategy. Kate is a chartered accountant and trained with KPMG in South Africa.
Rona Fairhead, Chair, said, “Following a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to appoint Kate Ringrose as CFO of RS. We are pleased to have been able to attract a candidate of Kate’s caliber to the Board. She brings a wealth of experience that will be of significant benefit to the Group.”
Simon Pryce, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Kate will be a great addition to the executive team, and I am looking forward to working with her to accelerate delivery of the exciting RS strategy. Kate has a proven track record as an FTSE 100 CFO and experience in helping to lead high-performance organizations that improve business resilience, drive operational excellence, and deliver accelerated strategic growth.”
Kate Ringrose said, “I am looking forward to joining RS at this exciting stage in the Group’s development. RS has a significant opportunity to take share in large, fragmented markets, and I am very much looking forward to working with Simon and the team to accelerate realization of the growth strategy. I have been impressed by the enthusiasm and ambition within the business and look forward to playing my part in its continued success.”