Hickling is new Jigsaw CFO

Rob Hickling

B2B technology provider Jigsaw24 has appointed former Speedo Brand Director, Rob Hicking as its Chief Financial Officer.

He will be responsible for the entire financial function of the company, which delivers specialist IT services and solutions to customers across sectors including enterprise, education, media and broadcast.

He will also assume wider commercial responsibilities, working in areas such as strategic planning, forecasting, business intelligence and acquisitions.

A University of Manchester graduate, Hickling began his career with Deloitte, training as a chartered accountant before moving to the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice.

This was followed by a position as Finance Director at retailer Joules, and a nine-year tenure at Pentland Brands, owner of Speedo, Berghaus, Ellesse and Canterbury of New Zealand among others.

At Pentland Brands, he led the finance function in Speedo before becoming CFO and then ultimately Brand Director, providing global leadership to the iconic swimwear brand from 2017.

Roger Whittle, CEO, said: “Rob joins us at an exciting time, and we are thrilled by the knowledge he brings to the company. He has a strong resume and his experience will be invaluable as we look to a positive future for the business in our core markets.”