VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP — Ricardo plc, a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, has appointed Ian Gibson as the company’s new chief financial officer.
Gibson brings nearly 30 years of commercial experience to Ricardo, most recently as chief financial officer of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc. He spent 17 years in a number of senior financial management positions within the Cable & Wireless Group. In recent years, Gibson played a key role in both the demerger and listing of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc, and the subsequent acquisition of that company by Vodafone.
“I am extremely pleased to be able to welcome Ian Gibson to Ricardo,” said CEO Dave Shemmans. “Ian brings a wealth of global business experience in technology-driven markets. I am confident that he will prove a valuable asset and look forward to working with him to deliver our strategy for growth.”
Prior to his time with Cable & Wireless, Gibson spent 12 years at Deloitte where he worked in the audit and forensic accounting teams of the London and Toronto offices. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.