UK logistics group Tritax has appointed Ben Freeman as chief financial officer. Freeman is the group’s third senior appointment over the past six months.
'We are delighted to welcome Ben as CFO of the Tritax Group,' said Henry Franklin, partner of Tritax. 'I am confident that Ben’s wealth of expertise in strategic financial and commercial roles, as well as the extensive industry experience he brings, will prove invaluable to our business as we continue to deliver on Tritax’s growth strategy and build on the track record and reputation of the group’s real estate platforms.'
Initially qualifying at KPMG, Freeman has over 30 years’ experience in finance, including strategy, structuring, operational and cash management, corporate finance and reporting. He worked for nearly six years as finance controller and company secretary at Helical Bar until 1992 and nearly seven years as finance director at M&G Real Estate until 2007.
Recent interim roles have included finance director or CFO positions at Circle Housing, Viridian Housing, Fortis Living, Quintain and Bedfordshire Pilgrims, as well as consultancy roles at British Land, Peabody Housing, Astor Housing, Hyde HA and L&G.
'This follows two recent senior appointments by Tritax, Nick Preston as director of fund development and Charlie Withers as development director, together adding to the strengths of our current team.'