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Top Influencers: 101 UK Finance Director’s To Follow in 2022

Finance Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Finance Director role. We have selected these Finance Director’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 Finance Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

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John Makinson

Finance Director @ Pearson

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John’s diverse background spans business, consultancy, financial journalism and publishing. He was finance director of Pearson before heading Penguin, and previously served as managing director of the Financial Times newspaper, where he had earlier served as editor of the popular Lex column. John co-founded Makinson Cowell, an international financial consultancy, and was vice chairman of the US holding company of advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi. John is chairman of the National Theatre and a director of the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian organisation. Learn more about John Makinson on Crunchbase…

Pearson operates as a media and education company that offers a wide range of services to its customers. Read more aboutPearson on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Paul Prentis

Group Finance Director @ Booker Group

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Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. He was appointed as Group Finance Director of Booker in 2005. Prior to this appointment, Jonathan was Finance Director of Woodward Foodservice Ltd and then Finance Director of Group Logistics within The Big Food Group plc. Prior to 2003, he was with TDG plc. Learn more about Jonathan Paul Prentis on Crunchbase…

Booker Group plc is the United Kingdom’s largest food wholesale operator offering branded and private-label goods. Read more aboutBooker Group on Crunchbase…

Iain Mackay

Group Finance Director @ HSBC

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Iain Mackay was appointed as Group Finance Director of HSBC Holdings plc in December 2010. A chartered accountant, Mr Mackay joined HSBC in July 2007. He initially served as Chief Financial Officer of HSBC North America Holdings Inc, where he was instrumental in the restructuring of HSBC’s consumer finance business. From September 2009 until his appointment to the Board as Group Finance Director, Mr Mackay was Chief Financial Officer, Asia-Pacific, of HSBC Holdings plc. Learn more about Iain Mackay on Crunchbase…

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

James Carter

Finance Director @ Thread

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Thread operates as an online personal styling platform designed to help men find clothes. Read more aboutThread on Crunchbase…

Giovanni Pericolini

Finance Director & CFO @ Medicxi Ventures

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Medicxi is a life sciences-focused investment firm. Read more aboutMedicxi Ventures on Crunchbase…

James Ormondroyd

Group Finance Director @ Netcall

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James Ormondroyd was appointed to the Netcall Board on the acquisition of Telephonetics plc on 30 July 2010 where James Ormondroyd served as the Finance Director and Company Secretary for 5 years. Previously James Ormondroyd was the Finance Director and Company Secretary at World Television Group plc. James Ormondroyd is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Learn more about James Ormondroyd on Crunchbase…

Netcall delivers solutions and services that drive sustainability in the IT sector that helps in improving customer experience through CX. Read more aboutNetcall on Crunchbase…

Ronnie Smith

Corporate Finance Director @ TiG Data Intelligence

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Ronnie joined TIG as a Non-Executive Director in July 2016, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1988. Ronnie has held a variety of finance roles in a number of listed and private equity backed UK and US businesses, including Sigma Aldrich Inc., ICN Biomedicals Inc., The Ritchie Group Plc and The Rope Company Group Limited. His experience covers a range of sectors including manufacturing, bioscience, distribution and telecoms. Ronnie has worked on a number of Pan-European roles that have involved cross-border M&A. Between 2006 to 2010 Ronnie was CFO at Spiritel plc, his appointment here brought significant M&A experience that was essential for executing their buy and build strategy. On leaving SpiriTel plc in November 2010, Ronnie teamed up with Alastair Mills to raise private equity and bank funding to complete the core acquisitions that launched Six Degrees Group where he held the role of CFO until April 2015 and then Corporate Finance Director until April 2017. Learn more about Ronnie Smith on Crunchbase…

TIG is a provider of cloud services, unified communications, and infrastructure solutions. Read more aboutTiG Data Intelligence on Crunchbase…

Andrew Crees

Finance Director @ BVG Group

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During his time with the company, Andrew has either carried out or been responsible for most of the key functions of the business. Today he heads the Operations and IT team and plays a key role in the on-going development of BVG Group’s sales order processing and IT systems. Learn more about Andrew Crees on Crunchbase…

BVG Group is a true multichannel retailer selling via online, B2B distribution, catalogues, off page and newspaper reader offers. Read more aboutBVG Group on Crunchbase…

Hugh Dunlop

Finance Director @ Medical Research Council

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Responsible for financial strategy and planning; for monitoring, controlling and accounting for expenditure and resources.Provides information and advice to assist corporate decision-making. Learn more about Hugh Dunlop on Crunchbase…

At the beginning of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was one of the UK’s most urgent health problems. Read more aboutMedical Research Council on Crunchbase…

John Horton

Finance Director @ DN Capital

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John is the Finance Director of DN Capital having joined the firm in 2013. He is a chartered accountant having qualified at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was previously Head of Finance at Lion Capital and prior to that CFO of Vision Capital, Elderstreet Investments and a venture capital backed software company prior to its successful sale. Learn more about John Horton on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutDN Capital on Crunchbase…

Louise Catley

Finance Director @ System Professional

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Louise has a strong track record in the Finance Industry, her previous experience includes working for a number of IT Services Organisations and within other verticals. Her remit includes responsibility for the financial, accounting and payroll systems within System Professional, along with strategic planning. Learn more about Louise Catley on Crunchbase…

System Professional is a managed services and IT consultancy services provider. Read more aboutSystem Professional on Crunchbase…

Darren Barson

Finance Director @ Smarter

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As Finance Director at Smarter, and in addition to overall ownership of the core Finance function, Darren is part of the management team and provides commercial insight and support across a variety of key business decisions. Darren joins Smarter having spent the past 7 years working in Asia across various commercial finance roles, most recently as Head of Financial Operations for St James’s Place Wealth Management (FTSE). “Joining the Smarter team was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make. The industry leading products, global opportunity and the team translates into a journey I had to be part of.” Learn more about Darren Barson on Crunchbase…

Smarter develops connected kitchen products that bridge the gap between the traditional and smart kitchen. Read more aboutSmarter on Crunchbase…

James Butler

Finance Director @ Dnata

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James is responsible for all finance functions, as well as strategy and business planning. His experience in a variety of companies of different sizes has given him the perfect skill set needed for the unique challenges facing Surf Air and other companies looking to capitalize on new markets. Learn more about James Butler on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutDnata on Crunchbase…

Ravi Rajagopal

Finance Director, Europe @ Diageo

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Mr Ravi Rajagopal is currently a Senior Advisor to the Firm helping to grow the investment banking business in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Ravi Rajagopal served as Managing Director of DIAGEO India Private Limited between April 2005 and August 2006. Mr. Rajagopal served as the Global Head of Business Development of Diageo plc since September 2010. Mr. Rajagopal joined Diageo in 1997 and held a variety of roles covering regional finance and group controller until 2015. His other roles included Chief Financial Officer for Europe and Group Financial Controller at Diageo plc. Prior to 1997, Mr. Rajagopal worked with ITC India (a BAT plc affiliate in India) where he also held a variety of senior positions both in finance and general management. Mr. Rajagopal has been a Non-Executive Director of United Spirits Limited since July 4, 2013. He has been Non-Executive Director at Vedanta Resources plc since July 1, 2016. Mr. Rajagopal is also an Association Member of Bupa. Learn more about Ravi Rajagopal on Crunchbase…

Diageo is a premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer, and wine. Read more aboutDiageo on Crunchbase…

Andrew Brummer

Finance Director @ Kbox Global

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Providing a pre-created, bespoke brand portfolio to increase hospitality kitchen efficiency and profits at no risk. Read more aboutKbox Global on Crunchbase…

Stephen Britto

Finance Director @ Syft

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Syft is the UK’s market leading flexible staffing platform. Read more aboutSyft on Crunchbase…

Katherine Taylor-Jones

Finance Director @ Immersive Labs

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Katherine Taylor-Jones is an experienced and passionate Finance and Operations Director with broad scope and multi-sector experience. She currently works at Immersive Labs as a Finance Director. Learn more about Katherine Taylor-Jones on Crunchbase…

Immersive Labs develops a platform that measures and improves cybersecurity skills across businesses. Read more aboutImmersive Labs on Crunchbase…

Oliver Godfrey

Finance Director @ Makers

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Our mission is to transform lives: accelerating the careers of tech professionals by integrating education and employment. Read more aboutMakers on Crunchbase…

Sue Selby

Finance Director @ Porton Biopharma

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Sue has over 30 years of financial management experience in global companies within the Payments and Security industry. Sue’s previous experience includes similar roles in Hypercom EMEA, Thales e-Transactions, Thales e-Security, and the Racal Electronics Group. Sue’s initial training background was with a firm of Public accountants providing accounting, taxation, and auditing services to SME’s. Sue is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession. Learn more about Sue Selby on Crunchbase…

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a UK based company experienced in developing, manufacturing. Read more aboutPorton Biopharma on Crunchbase…

Eddie Powell

Finance Director @ Cambridge Nutraceuticals

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James Welsh

Group Finance Director @ DMG Media

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DMG media is a consumer media company engaged in print and online newspaper publishing. Read more aboutDMG Media on Crunchbase…

Karl Lloyd

Finance Director @ ITC Luxury Travel Group

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ITC Luxury Travel Group provides luxury travel in the UK. Read more aboutITC Luxury Travel Group on Crunchbase…

Clair Scott

Finance Director @ Wellocks

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Wellocks provides an online ordering service to all restaurants that need ingredients. Read more aboutWellocks on Crunchbase…

Enrico D’Angelo

Finance Director @ Parkwalk Advisors

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Enrico D’Angelo joined Parkwalk Advisors as Finance Director in 2011. Learn more about Enrico D’Angelo on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutParkwalk Advisors on Crunchbase…

Nigel Gurney

Finance Director EMEA @ Guidewire Software

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Read more aboutGuidewire Software on Crunchbase…

Paul Hunter

Group Finance Director @ Newsquest

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Paul Hunter was appointed as Newsquest’s Group Finance Director in 2001. He was previously Group Financial Controller from 1997. Prior to joining Newsquest, Paul trained to become a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. He is Treasurer of the Newspaper Society and a director of Asbof. Learn more about Paul Hunter on Crunchbase…

Newsquest Media Group Ltd is the second largest publisher of regional and local newspapers in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutNewsquest on Crunchbase…

Gavin Harrison

Finance Director @ LVP

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Gavin is an ACA qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience scaling and financially managing high growth enterprises. Previously founder of an award-winning VC firm raising £120m in equity funding for gaming & television companies. In his career, Gavin has structured over £1.2bn in project finance with Disney, Universal & TWC. Learn more about Gavin Harrison on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutLVP on Crunchbase…

Angus Neil

Group Finance Director @ Zynstra

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Zynstra is transforming edge computing at the retail edge. Read more aboutZynstra on Crunchbase…

Christopher Musgrove

Finance Director @ Reevoo

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Christopher Musgrove Christopher currently serves Reevoo as finance director. Prior to joining Reevoo, Chris spent more than two years with the Financial Ombudsman Service as finance business partner. Christopher holds a degree in ancient history and archaeology from University of Birmingham. Learn more about Christopher Musgrove on Crunchbase…

Reevoo help some of the world’s smartest companies talk with, listen to and learn from their customers with reviews, feedback. Read more aboutReevoo on Crunchbase…

Meera Depala

Finance Director and Head Of Finance @ Native

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Native specializes in service apartments, corporate housing, graduate and large program housing, holiday lets, and property management. Read more aboutNative on Crunchbase…

Chris Dudgeon

Commercial Finance Director for Strategic Deals @ Capgemini

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Rob Pointen

Finance Director @ Vacancy Filler

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Vacancy Filler provide world-class, state of the art Recruitment Software & Services to in-house HR & recruitment teams. Read more aboutVacancy Filler on Crunchbase…

Marcela Siddall

Finance Director @ Kreos Capital

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As Finance Director, Marcela is responsible for the overall operations of the Finance department with particular emphasis on cash management, and investor and statutory financial reporting. Marcela plays a key role in supporting the fundraising process with responsibility for the provision of track record due-diligence data. She is also responsible for managing Kreos’s quarterly valuation process. Prior to joining Kreos, Marcela worked at Oaktree Capital Management where she was the Vice President of the Real Estate Opportunities Fund. Marcela also has experience as a fund controller for European Capital Financial Services Limited. Marcela is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and has been a member with the institute since 2013. Learn more about Marcela Siddall on Crunchbase…

Kreos Capital is a growth debt firm that provides financing solutions for high-growth companies across Europe and Israel. Read more aboutKreos Capital on Crunchbase…

Chris Empson

Group Finance Director @ Epwin Group

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Chris joined Epwin in 2012 to support the business integration and development post the Latium merger. Before this Chris was a divisional finance director within Rentokil Initial Plc, having previously worked with Jon at BI Group as Group Finance Director. Chris also spent five years with 3i after having qualified as an ACA at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Learn more about Chris Empson on Crunchbase…

Epwin Group Plc is a leading supplier of low maintenance, sustainable and energy efficient products to the new build. Read more aboutEpwin Group on Crunchbase…

Darren Clasby

Finance Director @ Internal Results

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Darren has over 20 years accounting experience and is responsible for the day to day running of the financial function for the UK & Ireland. Outside work he has an interest in building websites, learning Polish, sampling European beers and relaxing with a bit of FIFA on the Xbox. Learn more about Darren Clasby on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutInternal Results on Crunchbase…

Magnus Jakobson

Corporate Finance Director @ Kinnevik AB

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Read more aboutKinnevik AB on Crunchbase…

Paul Harbard

Founder and Finance Director @ Pocket

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Paul is a Chartered Accountant and was Finance Director of Peabody Trust for twelve years. Paul has a wealth of experience in public sector housing and brings a strong operational and practical construction perspective to Pocket Living. Learn more about Paul Harbard on Crunchbase…

Pocket is a pioneering private property developer delivering affordable homes in London. Read more aboutPocket on Crunchbase…

Clive Watson

Group Finance Director @ Spectris

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Clive Watson has considerable finance experience, having previously been chief financial officer and executive vice president for business support at Borealis. Prior to this, he was group finance director at Thorn Lighting Group and group finance director Europe at Black & Decker. Clive is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc. Learn more about Clive Watson on Crunchbase…

Spectris is a supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Read more aboutSpectris on Crunchbase…

Neil Russ

Group finance director @ Kee Safety

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Neil Russ has been serving as group finance director of Kee Safety since September 2011. Learn more about Neil Russ on Crunchbase…

Kee Safety is a global supplier of safety systems and solutions focused primarily on hand rail, guard rail, and barrier systems. Read more aboutKee Safety on Crunchbase…

Sharon Allen

Finance Director @ Centerprise International

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Sharon is the Group Finance Director and has been with Centerprise International since 2008. Her background is varied from SME’s through to FTSE 100 companies. In her spare time Sharon likes to spend her Saturdays on the touchline of her local rugby club where she has been a volunteer in various capacities for ‘as long as I can remember’! Learn more about Sharon Allen on Crunchbase…

Centerprise International specialises in public sector services and system building, delivering IT solutions. Read more aboutCenterprise International on Crunchbase…

Nick Cattell

Finance Director @ CorpAcq Ltd

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Nick graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 2000. After qualifying, Nick moved to TMG Corporate Finance where he gained extensive experience advising on a large number of private equity and private company M&A transactions across a broad range of sectors. While at TMG, he advised on a number of CorpAcq’s acquisitions. Nick joined CorpAcq in 2013. As Group Finance Director, he oversees the financial matters across the group and manages the day-to-day relationships with the key funders to CorpAcq. Nick also has significant involvement in the acquisitions for CorpAcq. Nick is a keen runner and cyclist and also enjoys mountain biking and golf. Learn more about Nick Cattell on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutCorpAcq Ltd on Crunchbase…

Zoe Wong

Finance Director @ Depop

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Zoe is a finance and operations specialist within high-growth digital platforms. She is currently Director at Depop, an international ‘social shopping’ app that is hugely popular with Generation Z, with over 8 million users. Learn more about Zoe Wong on Crunchbase…

Depop provides a mobile application that allows users to buy, sell, discover, and explore various things. Read more aboutDepop on Crunchbase…

Warren Austin

UK Finance Director @ Hammerson plc

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Warren spent five years with Coopers & Lybrand in London before joining Hammerson in 1995. In 2005 he moved into the role of Group Financial Controller, responsible for financial reporting and internal control. In March 2014 Warren was appointed UK Finance Director. Learn more about Warren Austin on Crunchbase…

They create high-quality retail property. Read more aboutHammerson plc on Crunchbase…

Carol Herdman

Finance Director @ Pyronix Ltd

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I would describe Pyronix as a friendly environment where staff have a commitment to providing good service. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG after University, before moving into the manufacturing industry as a Financial Controller. I then moved to a freight forwarder for a period, before moving to Pyronix 13 years ago. Since then I have progressed from Financial Controller to Finance Director. I enjoy the fast pace of a manufacturing environment and there are always new challenges to consider, although help and support is always on hand when you need it. Learn more about Carol Herdman on Crunchbase…

Pyronix Ltd is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of products and technologies for use in the security industry. Read more aboutPyronix Ltd on Crunchbase…

Jon Cowles

Finance Director @ Micheldever Tyre Services

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Jon joined Micheldever in 2007 as Acquisitions Director and became Group Finance Director in April 2012. He is responsible for delivering Acquisitions alongside Finance, IT, Property and Health and Safety. Jon is a Chartered Accountant and prior to joining Micheldever he spent 10 years with KPMG in the Transaction Services function leading due diligence assignments on private equity, public and private transactions both in the UK and abroad. Learn more about Jon Cowles on Crunchbase…

Micheldever Tyre Services operates as an wholesaler and retailer of tires. Read more aboutMicheldever Tyre Services on Crunchbase…

Simon Fice

Technical & Finance Director, Joint Owner @ The Online Letting Agents

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Simon Fice is a founder member and director of The Online Letting Agents. Simon ensures that our website is easy to use, and we are ahead of the game in all matters of the online arena. Simon currently has one property in his portfolio and sits on the board of a number of technology based businesses. Learn more about Simon Fice on Crunchbase…

The Online Letting Agents is set up by a group of frustrated landlords looking for an alternative to high street letting agents. Read more aboutThe Online Letting Agents on Crunchbase…

Adam Marcer

Finance Director @ Carousel Logistics

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Carousel Logistics provide personalized logistics for organisations. Read more aboutCarousel Logistics on Crunchbase…

David Marks

Co-founder & Group Finance Director @ Immotion Group plc

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David co-founded Immotion Group with Martin, and currently serves as the Group Finance Director. With a degree in Law from the University of Glasgow and membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, David’s expertise in finance is a given. He began his career conducting corporate recovery and restructure at Arthur Andersen. Since then, David has been a prominent face in corporate finance in the City of London, working with UBS, Deutsche Bank and Nikko Principal Investments. He’s overseen the rapid international expansion of Monstermob Group in Europe, the USA and Asia as Group Finance Director, and is also an executive board member at Digitalbox Group. Learn more about David Marks on Crunchbase…

Immotion combine award-winning content & multi-directional motion platforms to deliver immersive VR solutions for high-traffic destinations. Read more aboutImmotion Group plc on Crunchbase…

Nic Day

Finance Director @ Sparta Global

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Sparta Global provides high calibre graduates with intensive training in Testing, SDET, PMO, DevOps and Development Read more aboutSparta Global on Crunchbase…

Julie Merry

Portfolio Finance Director/CFO @ The CFO Center Limited

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Read more aboutThe CFO Center Limited on Crunchbase…

Ian Winn

Group Finance Director @ Aptus Utilities

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Aptus Utilities is a multi utility connections provider delivering gas, water, electric street lighting design and installation services. Read more aboutAptus Utilities on Crunchbase…

Mark Ingram

Finance Director @ Bandvulc

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I joined the company in 1998, having previously worked for a local firm of accountants and auditors in Plymouth. I joined Bandvulc as a management accountant overseeing the day to day running of the accounts office. I was part of the original team that was instrumental in setting up the present tyre management division, BV Plus+, and now I oversee the entire finance function of the Bandvulc Group as Group Finance Director. Learn more about Mark Ingram on Crunchbase…

Bandvulc key retailers, supermarkets and logistics companies. Read more aboutBandvulc on Crunchbase…

Matt Chatters

Finance Director @ Goodlord

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Goodlord’s resident Kiwi Matt has worked in London since 2013 at a number of exciting start-ups, and he has a particularly keen interest in the subscription-based SaaS business model. Away from Goodlord he enjoys travel, cycling, talking about how great New Zealand is, and being cannon fodder in PUBG. Learn more about Matt Chatters on Crunchbase…

Goodlord offers a cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords, and tenants manage the rental process. Read more aboutGoodlord on Crunchbase…

Scott Robertson

Finance Director @ AmazeRealise

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Scott has gained his knowledge having been a Chartered Accountant for over 20 years, including working at consultancy PwC and also holding a senior FD role within leading direct and digital marketing agencies. More recently his role at their sister agency, Realise, has helped financially grow the company into a key player in the UK digital market. He lives by his mantra that “there is always a solution” and his success is part due to his meticulous attention to detail, having a keen eye on the numbers, whilst also enjoying being involved in the commercials and negotiations with clients. He works tirelessly with project teams to understand the delivery process; maintaining a hands-on roll. A real people’s person, he really goes above and beyond to motivate and support his team. And being a true Scotsman, he loves nothing more than to wind down in an evening with a fine Bourbon. Learn more about Scott Robertson on Crunchbase…

AmazeRealise is a full service digital agency. Read more aboutAmazeRealise on Crunchbase…

Stephen Herniman

Finance Director @ Meet

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Stephen Herniman serves as finance director at Meet, a recruitment company focused on the life science industry. Learn more about Stephen Herniman on Crunchbase…

Meet is a recruitment solutions provider in the life sciences industry. Read more aboutMeet on Crunchbase…

Eoghan Johnston

Group Finance Director @ IAM Sold

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IAM Sold are an auction management provider offering bespoke white label auction services to Estate Agents across the UK and Ireland. Read more aboutIAM Sold on Crunchbase…

Catherine Kerrigan

Finance director @ Faversham House

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Catherine Kerrigan has been serving as finance manager of Faversham House since September 2005. Learn more about Catherine Kerrigan on Crunchbase…

Faversham House is a environmental media business that publishes Europe’s largest environmental. Read more aboutFaversham House on Crunchbase…

Oliver Gilchrist

Finance Director @ Cerillion

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Cloud Charging & Billing Provider Read more aboutCerillion on Crunchbase…

Julia Waite

Finance Director @ Parker Plant

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Phoenix Parker is a manufacturer and supplier of solutions for screening, gravel, sand, crushing, concrete and asphalt equipment. Read more aboutParker Plant on Crunchbase…

Emma O’Rourke

Finance Director @ Northstar Ventures

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Emma is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in mergers, acquisitions and transaction services. Having started her career with Ernst & Young, Emma has worked at KPMG in Leeds and Newcastle where her principal role was due diligence on behalf of a wide range of clients. Learn more about Emma O’Rourke on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutNorthstar Ventures on Crunchbase…

Tuhel Alom

Finance Director @ dsp

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Tuhel joined dsp in 2009 and has since been committed to helping dsp achieve its goals by providing senior level counsel, executing strategy and ensuring financial stability. Tuhel has been involved in a number of projects within dsp ranging from company acquisitions, financial audits and system implementation to employee engagement projects. A valued member of the board, Tuhel’s deep understanding of dsp makes him a primary point of contact in all decisions. The ability to have a holistic view of the business allows Tuhel to enhance the dsp brand and value. Prior to dsp Tuhel spent 6 years at MS&L, part of the Publicis Groupe, as a Financial Analyst helping the business gain deep insight to key performance drivers. Learn more about Tuhel Alom on Crunchbase…

Award-Winning Microsoft & Oracle Databas Read more aboutdsp on Crunchbase…

Richard Withers

Interim Finance Director @ H&t Group

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Richard Withers is an interim finance director at H&T Group plc. Learn more about Richard Withers on Crunchbase…

H&t Group provides a range of simple and accessible financial products tailored for a customer base. Read more aboutH&t Group on Crunchbase…

Vishaal Shah

Group Finance Director @ Learning Possibilities

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Learning Possibilities develops and provides a cloud based school learning platform for education and government customers. Read more aboutLearning Possibilities on Crunchbase…

James Bowles

Finance Director @ ISG Technology Ltd

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James graduated from the University of Birmingham Business School in 1994 and trained with a local firm of Chartered Accountants before moving into media and eventually becoming CFO of Ministry of Sound Group in 2005. James joined ISG in April 2007, becoming FD in October 2007.​ Learn more about James Bowles on Crunchbase…

ISG Technology is a provider of IT services. Read more aboutISG Technology Ltd on Crunchbase…

Rebecca Burke

Finance Director & Chief Financial officer @ BlueGem Capital Partners

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Rebecca Burke is the Chief Financial Officer of BlueGem Capital Partners. Her role at BlueGem includes managing the finance function, both Investor facing and internal, being the first point of contact for Investor Relations as well as being the Head of Operations, overseeing IT, HR, Office Management and the support team. Before joining BlueGem in January 2013, Rebecca worked for seven years in the finance team at Triton Partners and prior to that for three years in the financial sector audit and advisory team at KPMG LLP. Rebecca is specialised in Private Equity finance including; fund reporting, investor relations, off-shore holding company reporting and management accounting. Rebecca has a BsC Double Honours in Accounting and Law from Southampton University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA ICAEW). Learn more about Rebecca Burke on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Davies

Group Finance Director @ Penso Consulting

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Penso Consulting is a manufacturing specialist that provides a complete turnkey engineering service to customers across the globe. Read more aboutPenso Consulting on Crunchbase…

Stuart Hall

Finance Director @ Aspire Technology Solutions

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Stuart is an ACA qualified accountant with more than 5 years experience working at a big 4 firm. He has had exposure to a number of listed public interest clients across a range of industries. These include retail, pharmaceuticals, transport, anti-counterfeit technologies and mining. His role as Finance Manager has him overseeing the operation of the billing, purchasing, stores and other office administrative functions. In addition, he is responsible for annual reporting and tax compliance as well as management. Learn more about Stuart Hall on Crunchbase…

Aspire is an award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted services, data centre solutions, communications and IT support. Read more aboutAspire Technology Solutions on Crunchbase…

Stuart Hall

Finance Director @ Aspire Technology Solutions

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Stuart is an ACA qualified accountant with more than 5 years experience working at a big 4 firm. He has had exposure to a number of listed public interest clients across a range of industries. These include retail, pharmaceuticals, transport, anti-counterfeit technologies and mining. His role as Finance Manager has him overseeing the operation of the billing, purchasing, stores and other office administrative functions. In addition, he is responsible for annual reporting and tax compliance as well as management. Learn more about Stuart Hall on Crunchbase…

Aspire is an award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted services, data centre solutions, communications and IT support. Read more aboutAspire Technology Solutions on Crunchbase…

Cassie Ivel

Finance Director @ Wrapped Agency

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Wrapped Agency specialises in growing businesses. Read more aboutWrapped Agency on Crunchbase…

Cassie Ivel

Finance Director @ Wrapped Agency

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Wrapped Agency specialises in growing businesses. Read more aboutWrapped Agency on Crunchbase…

Jill Collighan

Finance Director @ MXC Capital

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Jill is the finance director of the advisory subgroup. She qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 1994, initially joining Lathams, before leaving to set up her own accountancy consultancy business. Jill has worked with Broca since 2002 and has been a director since 2004. Jill has extensive experience of finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate finance. Jill is currently CFO of 365 Agile Group plc. Learn more about Jill Collighan on Crunchbase…

MXC Capital is an investment and advisory group specializing in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. Read more aboutMXC Capital on Crunchbase…

Kevin Sharkey

Commercial Finance Director @ Ezy Recruitment Solutions

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Kevin started his career with Grant Thornton in Birmingham auditing small and medium-sized businesses across various sectors. In 2006, he joined a medium-sized construction company in the West Midlands as Group Financial Director. Kevin founded KSA Associates in 2011 to provide small businesses with the best-practice financial management and part time Finance Director Services. KSA quickly build up a specialist niche within the recruitment sector acting for a number of temporary recruitment businesses across the Midlands as their part time FD. Kevin went on to jointly create Ezy Recruitment Solutions with Nathan Golby in 2015. He is married with two young children, is a keen Aston Villa supporter and enjoys running and playing golf. Learn more about Kevin Sharkey on Crunchbase…

Ezy Recruitment Solutions provides recruitment support services. Read more aboutEzy Recruitment Solutions on Crunchbase…

Gordon Hurst

Group Finance Director @ Capita

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Capita plc provides customer and business process management, and professional support service solutions primarily in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutCapita on Crunchbase…

Tony Conophy

Group Finance Director @ Computacenter

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Tony Conophy has been Computacenter’s Group Finance Director since 1998. A member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants since 1982, he joined Computacenter in 1987 as a Finance Controller, becoming General Manager of Finance in 1991 before being appointed Finance and Commercial Director with responsibility for all financial activities in 1996. Learn more about Tony Conophy on Crunchbase…

Computacenter provides IT infrastructure services and solutions in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Belgium. Read more aboutComputacenter on Crunchbase…

Paul Shattock

Finance Director @ Clock

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Paul has run his own successful accountancy business since 1995. He started working with Clock in 1998, becoming Finance Director in 2003. He deals with all aspects of the financial side of the business, as well as managing the admin team. Now based in the United Arab Emirates with his family, Paul visits the UK regularly but otherwise runs things using the wonders of technology. Learn more about Paul Shattock on Crunchbase…

Clock is a digital agency specialized in the design and management of digital platforms. Read more aboutClock on Crunchbase…

Karen Yates

Finance Director @ Binx Health

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Karen Yates joined Binx Health as Finance Director in 2005. Learn more about Karen Yates on Crunchbase…

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Tom Holgate

Finance Director @ BenevolentAI

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Mr. Tom Holgate is Group Finance Director of BenevolentAI Ltd. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the Group including operational, reporting, strategy, planning and forecasting, transaction support and investor relations. Prior to joining BenevolentAI, he held senior positions at American Express), FP & A (Amlin Plc) and EY. Learn more about Tom Holgate on Crunchbase…

BenevolentAI is a developer of artificial intelligence and computational medicine technologies. Read more aboutBenevolentAI on Crunchbase…

Stephen Gaw

Finance Director @ CMS Window Systems

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Stephen Gaw serves as finance director at CMS Window Systems. Learn more about Stephen Gaw on Crunchbase…

CMS Window Systems is the provider of 360-degree building envelope solutions to the commercial construction and social housing sectors. Read more aboutCMS Window Systems on Crunchbase…

Gerhard Swart

Finance Director @ Zouk Capital

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Gerhard joined Zouk in 2013 and is the Finance Director. He previously spent 6 years at a London-based Hedge Fund where he served as Financial Controller & Compliance Officer. At Zouk, Gerhard enjoys the varied nature of his role ranging from providing support on the technical and compliance side of a deal or dealing with investor queries. At Deloitte (UK) Gerhard was part of the technical team where he covered complex financial instruments, providing advice on the recognition and accounting of the instruments under IFRS. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in South Africa and transferred to the technical team at Deloitte London. Gerhard has three very busy children and loves spending family time including lots of travel. He is an avid squash player also very actively involved in a local community-based charity, which runs activities for the improvement of the social imbalance in their community. Gerhard graduated from the University of Pretoria in Accounting and Finance. Learn more about Gerhard Swart on Crunchbase…

Zouk Capital is an independent private equity fund manager investing in companies that advance resource efficiency. Read more aboutZouk Capital on Crunchbase…

Matthew Boyle

Finance Director @ BBOXX

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BBOXX designs, manufactures, and distributes plug and play solar systems. Read more aboutBBOXX on Crunchbase…

Samuel Rickard

Finance Director @ GMG Ventures

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Samuel Rickard is the finance director at GMG Ventures. He joined GMG Ventures in July 2019 from Sovereign Capital where he served as a financial controller. Previously, Samuel spent 5 years at Ashmore plc, firstly as the financial accountant during Ashmore’s tenure in the FTSE 100 and then in operations as head of fund accounting. Samuel also sat on the board of the Ashmore Foundation. Samuel has a first class degree in management and finance from the University of Nottingham. Learn more about Samuel Rickard on Crunchbase…

GMG Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in companies related to media-tech. Read more aboutGMG Ventures on Crunchbase…

Anthony Gee

Finance Director @ Yourgene Health

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Yourgene Health is a molecular diagnostics company employing next generation DNA analysis technology. Read more aboutYourgene Health on Crunchbase…

Craig Bullen

Finance Director @ Hotcourses Group

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Craig is a qualified accountant with 20+ years’ experience. He is in charge of financial strategy and governance of 6 companies in 4 countries and is also responsible for Hotcourses Group accounting such as mergers & acquisitions and financial planning & analysis. Learn more about Craig Bullen on Crunchbase…

Hotcourses Group operates a program search Website. Read more aboutHotcourses Group on Crunchbase…

Elaine Jones

Finance Director @ Circle Health

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Elaine Jones is a finance director at Circle Health. Learn more about Elaine Jones on Crunchbase…

Circle Health is a provider of health care service with investigation and treatment of diseases. Read more aboutCircle Health on Crunchbase…

Paul Dunn

Finance Director @ Mobile Fun

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Paul Dunn is Finance Director @ Mobile Fun. Learn more about Paul Dunn on Crunchbase…

Mobile Fun is an e-commerce retailer of mobile device accessories. Read more aboutMobile Fun on Crunchbase…

Tom Ekers

Finance Director @ Reporo

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Reporo is a global mobile Ad Network with over 15 Billion impressions per month on its Banner, Pop-Under and Pop-Under eXchange networks. Read more aboutReporo on Crunchbase…

Colin Stacey

Finance Director @ Kleek

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Kleek offers instant access and table bookings at high-end venues, clubs and events. Read more aboutKleek on Crunchbase…

Rob Butler

Finance Director @ Zenith

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Rob develops and delivers financial plans that are aligned to Zenith’s strategy to help us achieve our business objectives. He is motivated by seeing his team make a difference and have a genuine impact on business results. His team also deliver projects that create real value and improve service to our customers. Learn more about Rob Butler on Crunchbase…

Zenith is an independent leasing, fleet management and vehicle outsourcing business. Read more aboutZenith on Crunchbase…

Cheryl Tracey

Finance Director @ Reliance acsn

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Reliance acsn is a developing full Manage Detect and Respond capabilities as a service. Read more aboutReliance acsn on Crunchbase…

David Roth

Finance Director @ Expedeon

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Finance Director at Expedeon Protein Solutions. Learn more about David Roth on Crunchbase…

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Kate Isaacs

Finance Director @ Code worldwide

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Code Worldwide helps clients invent a new future for their marketing using technology. Read more aboutCode worldwide on Crunchbase…

Richard Smith

Vice President, Finance Director, European Capital @ Ares

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Your two biggest considerations when hiring a tree care company are preserving the long term value the tree adds to your property if you’re keeping it, or the safety practiced by the company that’s removing one. In both cases, the Santa Clara County firm of Bay Area Tree Specialists in San Jose CA has it covered. With over 2,000 customers a year, previous customers throughout Santa Clara County, San Mateo County and the Bay Area cite Bay Area Tree Specialists for their superior knowledge and superior safety procedures. Owned by ISA Certified Arborist Richard Smith, Bay Area Tree Specialists provides reliable tree maintenance to clients throughout the North, South, and East Bay Area, the Peninsula, and Santa Cruz. Learn more about Richard Smith on Crunchbase…

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