London, 17 May 2022
essensys, the intelligent digital backbone for commercial real estate, has announced the appointment of Sarah Harvey as Chief Financial Officer of the Group, and also joins essensys’ board of directors.
Sarah joins from Virgin Media O2, where she most recently held the role of Operations Finance Director. She is an experienced finance professional, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 with PwC, and latterly was a Director in their Transaction Services, Capital Markets team, leading all aspects of listed company transactions including acquisitions, disposals, IPOs and fund-raisings. She has spent the last five years in a number of senior roles within Telefonica UK (now Virgin Media O2), including as Commercial Finance Director and two years as Chief Financial Officer of giffgaff where she oversaw significant revenue and profit growth.
Alan Pepper, previously Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, has now assumed the newly created stand-alone role of Chief Operating Officer. Alan remains a member of the Group’s board of directors.
Jon Lee, Non-Executive Chairman of essensys, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Sarah Harvey to the executive team at essensys. Sarah’s appointment and Alan Pepper’s move into the new stand-alone COO role concludes the evolution of our senior management team, creating capacity to fulfil the growth ambitions we set out at the fundraising in July 2021. Sarah brings a wealth of relevant expertise and is extremely well qualified to oversee the continued financial management of the Group.”
Sarah Harvey, Chief Financial Officer at essensys, said:
“I’m delighted to be joining the essensys team at an incredibly interesting time for commercial real estate, with great opportunity as technology continues to enable the transformation of the sector. I look forward to what we can achieve as the business continues to go from strength to strength in its unique product offering, supporting landlords and flex workspace operators in their journey to digitally enable their spaces.”