Abacus Lighting has appointed Camilla Wigmore as Operations Director. Based at our head office in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Camilla will draw on her wealth of experience in manufacturing and production gained from her previous roles at PwC, Rolls Royce and JCB.
Responsible for 110 people across Production, Planning, Purchasing, Quality & HSE, Mechanical Design, Installation and Maintenance at Abacus, Camilla’s role is to provide both strategic and day to day leadership focus to these Operating Functions. Camilla commented “My aim is to improve the way we operate as a business ensuring we continue to deliver our customer needs and improve our service to our customers where required. I hope to contribute to the continued growth and ongoing success of the company by bringing energy, passion and experience gained across a number of industries. The people at Abacus are a great asset to the company, particularly given the long service of many employees. I hope to be able to support the ongoing development of our teams to ensure we continue to deliver a quality service to our customers.”
Camilla holds a 1st Class Honours in Manufacturing Engineering, qualifying with a MEng degree from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. As a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Camilla is looking to work towards attaining Chartered status in the near future.
Passionate about education and local business, Camilla has many outside interests including the running of a Women for Tech group giving inspirational career talks for women, by women, in traditionally male-dominated careers within the local area. Also, as a WISE & STEM ambassador, Camilla regularly delivers careers talks in schools and actively mentors a number of young women who are developing their careers in industry.
Steve Lamb, Managing Director of Abacus Lighting, said: “I am delighted to welcome Camilla to Abacus and am excited to see what her role can deliver. As Camilla’s grandfather, Jack Pratt OBE, founded Abacus back in 1958 it is all the more gratifying having this family link return to the business.”