An interim finance chief has been drafted in by Holiday Extras as the company moves into the next phase of expansion.

Deborah Stevenson is joining the Kent-based add-ons company almost a year after an MBO valued Holiday Extras Group at £100 million.

She has previously worked for privately-held and private equity-backed businesses to those listed on the London and Australian stock exchanges.

Holiday Extras continues to look for a permanent CFO to replace Andrew Parker, who left last month to spend more time with his family.

Since the MBO, the group’s companies – which include Chauntry, Park-IT and Airparks – have clinched new deals with international airports in the US, UK, Canada and continental Europe.

Group CEO Matthew Pack said: “Deborah is precisely the person we need to oversee our financial operations as we move into the next phase of our ambitious five-year growth strategy.

“Holiday Extras Group has come a long way in 36 years by building and acquiring a portfolio of businesses that complement and support one another in the airport and parking technology sector.

“This calibre of financial oversight at group level will help us co-ordinate those businesses and thus support our growing, global network of airport customers as we work with them to roll out new technologies and solutions.”

Stevenson added: “The company has a clear vision for the future and a great vibrant culture, combining the latest technology with helpful, human touch points to support its customers.”