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Count names new CFO, Toussaint to depart

By Jessica Penny
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Keith Leung is set to succeed Laurent Toussaint as chief financial officer next month.

Count Limited has announced the appointment of Keith Leung as chief financial officer (CFO).

Mr Leung has spent the last 15 years leading senior finance portfolios at APA group, an ASX top 50 company. Most recently, he was general manager, business services and finance transformation.

Previously, he was general manager finance, CFO of APA’s joint ventures business, and vice-president of North America.

Mr Leung holds a bachelor of commerce from UNSW and a master of applied finance and investments from Macquarie University, in addition to being a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Commenting on the appointment, Count chief executive Hugh Humphrey said: “I am excited to announce Keith’s appointment to the CFO role at this important time in our growth journey.

“Keith brings deep experience in growth businesses, leading finance portfolios, M&A and joint venture businesses in Australia and the United States,” Mr Humphrey continued.

“Keith is a talented and strategic finance leader with a track record of delivering growth and transformation.”

According to a statement issued from Count on Friday, Mr Leung will formally commence in the role on 2 October, with the company already having initiated a handover from outgoing CFO Laurent Toussaint.

Mr Toussaint will continue in the role until 29 September, which will take the business through the delivery of its full year financial results and ensure a “smooth transition”.

Count first announced Mr Toussaint’s resignation in July and thanked him for his tenure since joining the group as CFO in 2018.

“Personally, I am very grateful for his service and outstanding support to me in my time as CEO. We wish him every success in his future endeavours,” Mr Humphrey said at the time.

Mr Toussaint added: “I would like to thank Hugh, the board, and the entire team at Count for the opportunity to work in the company for the last five and half years.”

“Whilst the time is right for a new and different challenge, I am very proud of the role I played in Count’s success and remain a vocal advocate of the company.”