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FINANCE DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT TOWN

7 August 2017

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Darren Bryant joins the Terriers

- Huddersfield Town appoint Finance Director
- Darren Bryant joins HTAFC
- Comments from Chairman Dean Hoyle

Huddersfield Town has today appointed Darren Bryant as Finance Director; a newly created role following the Club's promotion to the Premier League.

Darren, 49, has over 25 years of experience in finance and has spent the last eight years as Chief Financial Officer of Card Factory PLC.

He was recruited to Card Factory by Town Chairman Dean Hoyle in 2009 and played a key role in the management buy-out of the business in 2010 and subsequent successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2014. Darren announced his planned retirement from the business in January 2017 and left on 31 July.

Prior to joining Card Factory, Darren was a Partner at PwC LLP. In a career spanning over 17 years, he worked in the London Audit and Corporate Finance divisions and led the Yorkshire Corporate Finance business.

Darren has twice been awarded Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year, firstly in 2010 as best Finance Director of a private equity backed business and more recently in 2015 as best Finance Director of a PLC. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Originally from County Durham, Darren has lived in Yorkshire for eleven years with his wife and three sons.

Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle commented:

“Darren played a pivotal role in some of Card Factory’s biggest moments and I know he will be a huge asset to the football club as it enters the big money world of the Premier League for the first time.

“This role is a new, but important, one for the Club. Darren will work with the Board and the existing finance team to help financial planning over the short and long terms.”


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