In a press statement, Mackintosh commented, "With the continuing expansion of my group of companies, for some time, I have been looking for a major theatrical industry player to join Nick in running my companies alongside Delfont Mackintosh Theatre's Chief Executive, Richard Johnston and CML’s Deputy Managing Director Robert Noble. I consider myself particularly lucky that this search has coincided with Alan deciding that he wants to say goodbye to Chichester to take up this new challenge. Ever since I met Alan many years ago at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, I realised he was someone with exceptional talent and I know he will be an invaluable addition to my wonderful team." Finch added, "I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Cameron’s expanding global operation at such an exciting time. I have enjoyed a variety of roles producing plays and musicals over three decades in subsidised regional theatres in Nottingham, Bolton, Plymouth and most recently Chichester. I developed and executed several capital building projects during this time, the largest to date being Chichester's major reconstruction.
"As Cameron extends his unique portfolio of London theatres, including major building schemes at the Victoria Palace and the Ambassadors, it is a once in a lifetime chance to be asked to join the team that will continue to deliver his musicals world-wide, contribute to ensuring MTI remains the world’s foremost music library, consolidate London's most prestigious theatres and work with The Mackintosh Foundation for the benefit of future generations."