CareTech: Gareth Dufton

Following the death of its group finance director Hill, CareTech has appointed Gareth Dufton as a member of the board in the role of interim group finance director.
Dufton was a partner at accountancy firm Moore Stephens, where he worked between 2000 and 2007, where he worked with private and public companies assisting in raising finance, acquisitions and disposals.
Dufton advised specialist social care services provider CareTech while at Moore Stephens, before joining the company in 2007 in a senior role in finance, dealing with acquisitions – including the recent purchase of Cambian – equity raisings, renewal of debt facilities, share placements and disposals of properties and businesses.
Since 2016 Dufton has worked as chief financial officer of Sheikh Holdings, a private family office founded by CareTech chairman Farouq Sheikh and its chief executive Haroon Sheikh, which comprises three business streams: property investment, property development and private equity investment. 

Dufton is a chartered accountant with a first-class degree in accounting from the University of Hertfordshire.

Farouq Sheikh said: “We’re fortunate to have in Gareth an experienced accountant with a deep understanding of our business, its systems and people and is able to step in following the tragic death of Hill. We’re grateful to Gareth for supporting the business at this crucial stage.

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