Following the acquisition by Solotech, SSE Audio Group has appointed David Kinna to the new role of director of finance in the UK.
In a move that reflects the growth of the company, SSE Audio Group has created the new role of director of finance. Based in Redditch, David Kinna will oversee the financial operations of the Group’s UK and European operations.
David Kinna has over 20 years’ experience in industry accountancy, having previously held a number of finance roles in the food and automotive industries.
Kinna commented: “My background is with companies of a similar size to SSE Audio Group, albeit in very different fields to pro audio.
“The world of ‘rock n’ roll’ is a niche market, so finding a finance director with experience in this sector for a company the size of SSE would have been a tall order. However, the world of finance gives you experience that is very much transferable and I look forward to bringing my skill set to this industry.”
SSE managing director John Penn explained the reasoning behind the new role: “As SSE has grown over recent years, it was something we had been looking into for a while. Then, with the acquisition by Solotech, it was keen to have somebody solely focussed on the financial aspect of the business. This was the obvious time to make the appointment and provides a conduit between the Solotech board and the SSE management team.”
David Kinna is relishing the challenge of his latest career move: “I’m a music lover, so I see this as a very exciting place to be and I am looking forward to getting a greater understanding of the business. The growth in recent years has been exceptional, and now with the backing of Solotech I look forward to helping them to take the company to the next level.”