I am passionate about developing & leading consistently high performing Finance teams to help meet business objectives in whatever business I work – achievements recognised in ‘Who’s Who’ since 2012.
I see my contribution as enabling organisations to set sustainable financial strategies, grow revenues, cut costs, improve performance/results and to make the right strategic and commercial choices based on providing high quality advice and reporting, strong operations and driving accountability to deliver outstanding, repeatable results.
I have a track record from over 20 tears as a Board-level FD/COO across the private, public and charitable sectors including HS2, the largest infrastructure project in the UK, and also with complex organisations requiring extensive stakeholder and political engagement.
A commercially minded finance professional, my achievements not only include setting up HS2 finance to support the programme but also leading the establishment of a global security business (from a former Government department) generating profits of £8m+ from £130m turnover whilst growing a large customer base as well as leading a large scale transformation programme in London to deliver improved service outcomes at £100m+ lower cost.
My treasury management skills in raising capital (up to £500m), managing investments (up to £750m) and pensions (£1.4bn assets) and cash flow have been critical in supporting development plans and my Programme and Project Management include leading many systems developments (inc SAP and Oracle).
I work extensively with outsourced providers and collaborative partnerships and I have extensive property acquisition and management experience as well as leading HR, ICT and other corporate functions.