FEM retirement paves the way for new financial controller

Mark Gallacher is FEM’s new financial controller.

FEM’s financial controller, John Henderson, is retiring after 20 years with the company.

Stepping into the role is Mark Gallacher, an experienced financial manager who was part of the team at Argent Energy Group during its growth from a £20m to a £164m turnover company.

He worked alongside Henderson in the weeks leading up to the latter’s retirement.

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FEM MD Harry Hogan commented: “Naturally we’re sorry to see John go. He has played a key role in FEM’s success and everyone here wants to thank him for his service and his friendship down the years.

“We are very lucky to have attracted such a high calibre replacement – Mark’s expertise and experience will help us build on the solid financial foundations that John has helped create.”

As financial controller, Gallacher will oversee the day to day running of the finance department and ensure the financial procedures in the company are robust enough for its future needs.

He said: “I am very excited to be taking on the role. John has built a great team and we have a solid infrastructure in place for moving the finance department on as the company grows.”

Gallacher is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a B.Acc from Glasgow University. He is 46 years old, married and has two children.

Outside of work, he enjoys distance running and writing – combining both passions in his blog, which won an award at the 2017 Running Awards at the O2 in London.

He is a member of Motherwell AC and is currently training for his second marathon, having completed the 2017 London Marathon.

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