Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Finance and Operations Director, Paula Warburton. Paula takes on the vital role which will see her lead the company’s financial, commercial and operations development.
Paula joins a growing team, based at TDSi’s UK headquarters in Poole, Dorset. In recent months, the company has appointed a new Finance Assistant, Luke Kleszcz and experienced Marketing Manager, Francesca Meyrick.
Paula has an impressive track record in financial strategy qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and assuming her first role as Financial Director in 2007. Prior to joining TDSi, Paula worked as the Group Financial Director for a prominent property and construction surveying services organisation.
Managing Director of TDSi, John Davies commented, “TDSi is fast-moving international business that requires strong financial leadership. Paula will work as part of the executive team to maintain and grow our financial health and prosperity.”
Paula commented, “TDSi has a very impressive track record as a truly innovative manufacturer in the security sector. My main focus is to ensure that the business is provided with the necessary management information and the support it requires to continue to excel. By taking leadership of this side of the business, it means that the senior management team’s time can be spent leading our sales strategy and working with the rest of the team, ensuring TDSi continues to grow and flourish.”
Expanding personal experiences
As well as education and skills growth, Paula has also taken time to expand her personal experiences, as she explained, “I took a career break in 2001 and travelled extensively to countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.”
This mixture of professional and life experience is most valuable to Paula’s new role at TDSi, as John added, “TDSi works with a diverse range of partners and customers around the world, so we need a team which understands the challenges, opportunities and cultural nuances. With big changes going on in the world, such as the imminent Brexit process, it is vital that TDSi stays fully proactive and highly keen, to embrace the opportunities on offer in many exciting international markets.”