Kieron Harbinson joined Omega in August 2002 as Finance Director. He is responsible for finance, information technology, human resources and operations planning.
Mr Harbinson joined Scotia Holdings plc in 1984. He qualified as an accountant in 1991, and became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1997. He was at the company for approximately 14 years, during which time he held various roles including Group Financial Controller and Chief Accountant. These roles enabled him to acquire a broad range of knowledge in a high growth technology company, and experience in corporate acquisitions, disposals and intellectual property matters. He also gained experience in various debt and equity transactions, and was involved in raising over £100 million for the company. He was also head of Tax and Treasury, responsible for a treasury programme of cash investments of over £50 million and management of currency exposures.
Mr Harbinson then joined Kymata Limited, a start up optoelectronics company as Finance Director. Over a period of 18 months, he was involved in raising approximately US$85 million of venture capital funding. He was responsible for implementing financial controls and accounting systems, over which time the company grew to over 200 employees by the time he left in 2000. The company was sold in 2001 to Alcatel for €134 million.