Appointed: 8 September 2014

Nick McKechnie is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience. Nick was the CFO of ConnectEast from 2009 to 2014 and Group Financial Controller from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this role Nick held a variety of senior finance roles at Virgin Media in the UK and commenced his career with Arthur Andersen.

As CFO of SCA, Nick is responsible for the financial stewardship of the company, including the allocation of capital and resources and the management of returns to shareholders.  Financial objectives include optimising the cost of capital through use of an appropriate balance of equity and debt capital and through seeking to invest capital in projects that result in returns above the company’s existing Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).  Nick is responsible for managing relationships and communication with providers of equity and debt capital and for ensuring a strong and effective governance framework exists.