Hotel Chocolat appoints new CFO

Hotel Chocolat appoints new CFO

Hotel Chocolat, has announced the appointment of Jon Akehurst as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will join the Company and become an Executive Board Director when his appointment becomes effective in May 2023.

Jon Akehurst

Jon Akehurst joins from Terumo Corporation and has extensive experience across branded goods, manufacturing and international development. He replaces Matt Pritchard who stepped down in January. Hotel Chocolat Co-Founder and Chartered Accountant, Peter Harris, will be Interim CFO until Jon arrives.

Angus Thirlwell, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hotel Chocolat, said: “Jon joins at an exciting time for Hotel Chocolat. His skills will underpin our determination to get back to running a tight ship operating model, with EBITDA of 20 per cent+ in 2025 within our sights.”


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