Richborough Appoints Emma Fardell As Chief Financial And Operations Officer

05 October 2023

National land promotion firm Richborough has appointed Emma Fardell to the position of chief finance and operations officer.

Emma is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has held financial leadership roles in private equity-owned and international businesses for the past 25 years.

She has joined from the management consultancy, Vendigital, where she was chief finance and operations officer with responsibility for transformation, strategy and growth leading to its sale to Siemans Advanta in 2022.

Previous roles have been in high end FMCG space at companies including Thomas Fudge’s, Watches of Switzerland, Elemis and ACCO Brands.

Emma will help steer Richborough’s growth and diversification phase following its investment last year from Terra Firma’s Principal Capital Group, supported by Partners Group and the Hands Family Office.

This includes building a platform for growth, developing business processes, implementing appropriate systems, and enhancing the firm’s existing culture to bring the right talent into the business. 

Emma said: “I came to Richborough from out of the sector and was really impressed with the team, the culture and the support of our investors Terra Firma and Partners Group. I knew this was a team I wanted to work with, and it truly is a great business on all levels.

“I’m excited to bring a different skill set to the business and help drive and support the growth of Richborough by building and evolving the culture, the team and the way we work. My ambitions for the company are to continue to grow and become the most significant independent land promoter in the UK.”

Paul Campbell, chief executive at Richborough, added: “Emma joins at a very exciting time at Richborough as we look to expand and diversify our services.

“She has a really varied CV and breadth of experience and I’m confident her leadership will help deliver our future growth ambitions.

“On behalf of the whole Richborough team, I’d like to welcome Emma on board.”

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