Kate Ferry is the Chief Financial Officer of McLaren Group having joined in April 2021 from TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC, where she was Group CFO for almost four years. There she oversaw a transformational period for the company, including financial restructuring and cost planning to ensure financial stability for the future.
At McLaren Kate leads the Group’s financial strategy and investor relations, as well as supporting the broader strategic development of the company under the leadership of Executive Chairman Paul Walsh.
Kate began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the City of London working mainly in audit, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998.
She then moved to Merrill Lynch where she became a director within the retail sector equity research team, participating in numerous IPOs including Burberry, Halfords and the merger of Boots/Alliance-Unichem.
After almost 10 years in banking, Kate joined retail telecoms group Carphone Warehouse PLC as Corporate Affairs Director.
There she gained further valuable experience of complex financial transactions, including a $1.5bn US joint venture and the multi-billion merger of Carphone with Dixons Retail, following which she became a member of the Executive Committee of Dixons Carphone PLC. Kate moved to become CFO of TalkTalk in 2017.