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Glide Group appoints new chief financial officer

Paul Lipscombe
September 1, 2021

Bates has over 35-years experience working in finance roles

Broadband provider Glide Group has appointed Chris Bates as the organisation’s chief financial officer.

His appointment follows that of Sean Lowry as chief technology officer and Phil Duggan as chief operating officer earlier this year.

Bates joins Glide Group with over 35 years-experience in finance, having previously worked in private equity owned businesses covering technology, engineering, contracting and construction and service sectors.

In the last decade Bates has held CFO roles for VPS Holdings, Survitec Group, Hydro International and Supplier Assessment Services.

Bates joins Glide Group, months after the firm acquired fibre network builder Concept Solutions People (CSP).

“It has been a very exciting and fast-paced year for Glide as it further strengthens its services and adapts to the increased demand for ultra-fast connectivity that has developed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bates.

Glide Group CEO Tim Pilcher added: “Chris’ experience speaks for itself and we are really pleased to be able to welcome him into the organisation. It has been a pivotal year for Glide and following a strong first half to 2021, we are keen to continue with the same upward trajectory.

“Chris will play a significant role in helping us navigate the future and ensure that we can proceed with development at an exciting time in the coming months.”


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