London fintech Wise could soon be without both its long-serving bosses, after the CFO today said he plans to leave the firm just days after the CEO revealed he would be taking a multiple-month leave of absence.
Matthew Briers, who has been in his role since 2015, said he will quit the board by March 2024 in order to aid his recuperation from an accident last year. A search for his replacement has begun.
“After almost eight years it’s time for me to think about my life after Wise,” he said.
“Wise will likely have many CFOs in its first century and this is simply me starting the process of handing over the reins to the next one. But some of you may know that a year ago I returned back to work at Wise after a quite horrible accident where I went under the wheels of a bus, and so, with this in mind, my focus will shift to making a full recovery.”
Briers suffered from a cycling accident in February last year and temporarily stepped down to make a recovery, while finance director Kingsley Kemish stood in as interim CFO between February and May 2022. His departure to recover…