York-based Burton Roofing Group has appointed Tom Wood as its new finance director.

Tom joins the group from Actavo, where he spent seven years with the business and was responsible for the financial performance of Actavo’s £50 million multi-site hire and sales operation, which comprised 24 depots.

He also held senior finance roles with Bupa Care Services and the multinational utility business ENGIE.

Burton Roofing Group, which trades under the Burton Roofing Merchants, Rinus Roofing Supplies and Discount Roofing and Building Supplies, operates 40 branches across the UK and employs 450 people.

The Group’s annual turnover is approximately £170 million, and it is part of the multinational Cupa Group, which comprises 75 businesses with subsidiaries in 9 countries and 25 quarries.

Paul Hattee, managing director, commented on the new appointment. He said: “Tom is a hugely experienced finance professional and brings with him the skills and expertise we need to increase our footprint across the UK. He’ll be a key member of our senior leadership team, and we look forward to working with him to build a strong and resilient business.”

Tom added, “The Burton Roofing Group operates well-respected brands in the construction industry, and I’m joining the business at an exciting stage in its history.

“Everyone in the business is committed to making the business a leader in its field, and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the UK that are focussed on ensuring customers get the best products complemented by a first-class service.”