Derek Harding, who headed up Senior’s finance team between 2013 and 2017, will join Spectris from Shop Direct at the beginning of March.
He is replacing long-term CFO Clive Watson who is retiring from his position, and the pair will work together throughout March before Harding takes the reins by himself on 1 April.
“I am delighted that Derek is joining Spectris,” said chairman Mark Williamson.
“He has broad experience in the industrial and technology sectors, as well as across a number of financial disciplines. He also brings significant experience in driving change and implementing strategy.”
Williamson added: “I would like to express my thanks to Clive who has had a very successful 12 years as group finance director. The board and I are grateful for his dedication and impact and wish him well in his retirement.”
Spectris shares rose 2.1% to 2,433p in early deals on Tuesday.