Top Influencers: 14 UK Group Chief Financial Officer’s To Follow in 2022

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Group Chief Financial Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Group Chief Financial Officer role. We have selected these Group Chief Financial Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Group Chief Financial Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

Ewen Stevenson

Group Chief Financial Officer @ HSBC

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Ewen Stevenson became Group Chief Financial Officer of HSBC Holdings plc in January 2019. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr Stevenson was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for Royal Bank of Scotland. He joined RBS in May 2014 following a 25-year career with Credit Suisse, where he was latterly co-Head of the EMEA Investment Banking Division and co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group. Mr Stevenson has a long career in the banking industry, both as an advisor to major banks and as an executive. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, majoring in Accountancy, and a Bachelor of Law from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Mr Stevenson was born in England but was raised and educated in New Zealand, following his family’s emigration. He is married with three children. Learn more about Ewen Stevenson on Crunchbase…

HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Andy Halford

Group Chief Financial Officer @ Standard Chartered Bank

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Andy Halford was appointed as Group Finance Director and Group Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc on 1 July 2014. He is based in London and is responsible for Finance and Corporate Treasury. Andy joined Standard Chartered from Vodafone Group plc, where he spent the last 15 years and the last 9 years as Chief Financial Officer. Andy joined Vodafone Group plc in 1999 as Financial Director for Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company, and in 2001 he became Financial Director for Vodafone’s Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. In 2002, Andy was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US and was a Member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless Partnership. Andy became Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group plc in July 2005, a position which he held until March 2014 when he retired from the group. Prior to Vodafone, Andy was Group Finance Director at East Midlands Electricity Plc. Andy is a non-executive director of Marks and Spencer plc and is a former Chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors. Andy holds a bachelor degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Learn more about Andy Halford on Crunchbase…

Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group. Read more aboutStandard Chartered Bank on Crunchbase…

Andras Mecser

Group Chief Financial Officer @ Zepz

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Andras Mecser is responsible for all WorldRemit’s financial functions including financial controlling, statutory reporting, planning and budgeting, treasury and liquidity management, and corporate finance. Prior to joining WorldRemit, Andras served as CFO at Ebury. He previously held senior strategy and portfolio manager roles at Centrica PLC, as well as a senior manager role at McKinsey & Company, serving financial institutions, private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Andras holds an MBA from London Business School, an MA in Financial Investments and Risk Management from Corvinus University of Budapest, and an MA in International Management – CEMS Programme. Learn more about Andras Mecser on Crunchbase…

Zepz is a money transfer service that helps migrants send money to their loved ones all over the world. Read more aboutZepz on Crunchbase…

Liliana Solomon

Group Chief Financial Officer @ Awaze

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Awaze provides offers vacation rentals and holiday resort services. Read more aboutAwaze on Crunchbase…

Rainer Fuchs

Group Chief Financial Officer @ CSM Sport and Entertainment

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CSM Sport and Entertainment provides sports and entertainment marketing services. Read more aboutCSM Sport and Entertainment on Crunchbase…

Samantha Wren

Group Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer @ NEX Group

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Samantha was appointed to the role of Group Chief Financial Officer of NEX in May 2017, joining the board of directors. In addition to her role as Group Chief Financial Officer, Samantha also took on the position of Global Chief Operating Officer in October 2017. She joined the Group in 2009 as Group Treasurer and has held a number of senior finance, operational and commercial roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Broking division and Chief Commercial Officer for the Group, recently supporting NEX Markets. She chairs the Global Operating Committee and the Group Finance Committee. Learn more about Samantha Wren on Crunchbase…

NEX is a technology-based services company that offers customers better ways to execute trades and manage risk. Read more aboutNEX Group on Crunchbase…

Thomas Stoddard

Group Chief Financial Officer @ Aviva Group

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Tom joined Aviva in April 2014 as chief financial officer and a member of the Group Executive. He has worked primarily as an investment banker, including advising Aviva plc. He also has experience as a corporate lawyer and an asset based lender. From 2008 to 2014, Tom was Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Financial Institutions Advisory, at the investment and advisory firm Blackstone Advisory Partners LP with responsibility for successfully driving Blackstone’s business of advising banks, insurers and other financial institutions globally on M&A and restructuring. He also held senior investment banking positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (investment company) and its successor, Credit Suisse (financial services holding company), where he led the global insurance group as Managing Director. Tom also practiced corporate and securities law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (US law firm) from 1992 to 1994.” Learn more about Thomas Stoddard on Crunchbase…

Aviva is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London. Read more aboutAviva Group on Crunchbase…

Carlos Mendez de Vigo y zu Loewenstein

Group chief financial officer @ C-QUADRAT

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Carlos Mendez de Vigo y zu Loewenstein has been serving as group chief financial officer of C-QUADRAT since September 2017. Learn more about Carlos Mendez de Vigo y zu Loewenstein on Crunchbase…

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Vivienne Maclachlan

Group Chief Financial Officer @ ThomasLloyd Group

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James Halley

Group Chief Financial Officer @ DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Rückversicherungs

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James joined DARAG in September 2018. During the course of his career, he has served in a number of executive roles, including the last 6 years as Finance Director of AEGIS Syndicate 1225 at Lloyd’s. Prior to that he held roles as CFO/Finance Director of AXA Ireland and the British Horseracing Board (the governing body of horseracing in Great Britain), as well as several years as Finance Director of a private-equity backed betting business. James began his career at Ernst & Young (Ireland) where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988. Post-qualification, he started work in the Financial Markets Division of Arthur Andersen in London. In over 10 years at Andersen, he specialised in the London, Lloyd’s and international non-life insurance markets, latterly as an audit/assurance partner. Learn more about James Halley on Crunchbase…

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Julien Millet

Group Chief Financial Officer @ TrueNoord Limited

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David Bloom

Group Chief Financial Officer @ UniLED

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UniLED is UK’s leading digital signage specialists, Providing a fully integrated solution: UniLED, UniHUB and UniLIVE. Read more aboutUniLED on Crunchbase…

Roy Hastings

Group Chief Financial Officer @ FluidOne

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FluidOne is offer high quality, secure data, voice and cloud solutions. Read more aboutFluidOne on Crunchbase…

Phil Rock

Group Chief Financial Officer @ Global Risk Partners

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Phil Rock is the group chief financial officer at Global Risk Partners. Learn more about Phil Rock on Crunchbase…

Global Risk Partners is an investment vehicle aimed at insurance brokers and managing general agents trading in the UK retail and global. Read more aboutGlobal Risk Partners on Crunchbase…

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