Melbourne Victory's Kosta Barbarouses has agreed to a lucrative offer to join the Wellington Phoenix.

Williams confirmed today that Alan Kinch, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company at the end of the month (Tuesday) to become Finance Director of Vodafone Group Enterprise.

Alan joined Williams at the end of 2014 and made a significant contribution, ensuring that the team competed strongly and on a sound financial footing. He led a significant restructuring and modernisation of its finance operations that proved invaluable as the business continues to grow.

“Alan came on board at an exciting time and played a crucial role in reinvigorating our Formula One team and building a strong Advanced Engineering business. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for his very significant contribution to the Williams Group and wish him all the best with his future endeavours,” Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO, said.

Jon Boaden, Group Financial Controller, will take on the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer until a new appointment is made, and he will work alongside Martin Hudson, Williams Advanced Engineering Finance Director.