Johan Wilsby has been confirmed as the new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Kindred Group Plc.

Joining in Autumn 2020, the new hire will strengthen Kindred’s executive leadership team, as the seasoned financial lead for fast growth technology enterprises. Wilsby will join Kindred leadership from Swedish cyber security solutions provider Tobii AB.

Wilsby has also served as CFO for Hewlett Packard Sweden (2010-2013) and Microsoft Western Europe (2004-2007).

The executive will take responsibilities of financial planning, risk management and auditing for all Kindred Group subsidiaries.

“I am delighted that Johan will be joining the Kindred team,” said Henrik Tjärnström, CEO Kindred Group. “In addition to Johan’s capability in finance, his extensive experience from the digital industry will ensure he can engage in our operations from the start and be an important part of the management of the company.”

Publishing its first quarter 2020 trading update, Kindred explained its decision to ‘rationalise the group’s portfolio’ by stopping operation of a number of its smaller brands.