CareTech appoints CFO

Christopher Dickinson, executive board member and chief financial officer of CareTech
Christopher Dickinson, executive board member and chief financial officer of CareTech

Provider of specialist social care and education services, CareTech, has appointed Christopher Dickinson to the group’s board as chief financial officer (CFO).

Dickinson will take over the role from Gareth Dufton who was appointed as interim CFO on 10 December 2018.

Dickinson has spent the past year as CFO of Cambian. Prior to joining CareTech, Dickinson was managing director at Jefferies where he acted for the group on its acquisition of Cambian.

Dickinson’s previous roles include 14 years at J.P. Morgan advising on M&A transactions and debt and equity raises.

‘Chris was heavily involved in our acquisition of Cambian and has since been an integral part of the team successfully integrating the two businesses,’ said Farouq Sheikh, chairman of CareTech. ‘Chris has demonstrated a strong practical understanding of all parts of the group and has the expertise to further the success of CareTech.

‘I would also like to thank Gareth Dufton who stepped in as interim CFO following the sad passing of Michael Hill in December 2018,’ Sheikh added.