Top Influencers: 15 UK Chief Finance Officer’s To Follow in 2022

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

Sally Matthews

Chief Product Officer, Chief Finance Officer @ Gousto

Follow Sally Matthews on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin.

Gousto is an online meal-kit manufacturer and retailer, using AI and automation to provide extensive choice and personalisation. Read more about Gousto on Crunchbase…

Ryan Gill

Chief finance officer @ UK General Insurance

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Having joined us as a management accountant in 2006, Ryan was appointed to the board in 2014. He manages to combine a strategic outlook and financial acumen with a very down-to-earth approach. Since coming to UK General, Ryan has brought in £25m of external funding, restructured our legal entities and helped to build a more robust and streamlined platform for rapid growth. He’s keen to use financial data and actuarial techniques as an enabler for the business, whereas finance departments are often seen as the place where ideas are blocked. He wants to see the finance and actuarial teams out with the business, working on new opportunities, systems, and sales strategies. Ryan has focused on efficiency and restructuring to help UK General achieve our ambitious strategic goals. He’s worked hard to empower talented individuals and teams, and has led the finance team to approved training partner status with the CIMA and ACCA. Ryan qualified with the CIMA in 2008 and is a proud winner of the Insurance Business Young Guns award for 2017. Learn more about Ryan Gill on Crunchbase…

UK General Insurance provides personal lines insurance products and services for brokers. Read more about UK General Insurance on Crunchbase…

Graham Ferguson

Chief Finance Officer @ First Derivatives

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Graham joined the Board of First Derivatives plc in September 2008 and has responsibility for the Group’s financial operations. He formerly held senior roles with KPMG, Bank of Ireland and Silverwood Property Developments Limited and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant. During his career he has worked on numerous corporate acquisitions and restructuring projects and has experience in business and acquisition finance. Learn more about Graham Ferguson on Crunchbase…

First Derivatives is a provider of products and consulting services to the largest finance, technology and energy institutions. Read more about First Derivatives on Crunchbase…

Steven Mitchell

Chief Finance Officer @ Six Degrees Group

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Steve joined Six Degrees in January 2018 and, as Chief Finance Officer, is responsible for the Finance, Legal and Procurement functions. Prior to joining Six Degrees, Steve spent five years at eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Finance Director. At eir, Steve was a key member of the Executive management team that delivered the turnaround of the business following its restructuring in 2012 – returning eir to growth and doubling the value of the Group. Before his time at eir, Steve spent ten years at T-Mobile and EE, where he held a number of finance, marketing and commercial leadership roles. Steve is a qualified accountant (ACA) Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family… even more so now his children are old enough to share his interest in sport and music. Learn more about Steven Mitchell on Crunchbase…

Six Degrees Group provides integrated and managed data services, including datacenter connectivity, voice and cloud offerings. Read more about Six Degrees Group on Crunchbase…

Steve Hulme

Chief Finance Officer @ Zopa

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Steve leads Zopa’s finance and legal teams. Steve joined Zopa at the start of 2018 having spent nearly two decades in financial roles with a range of innovative financial services companies. Prior to joining Zopa, Steve was CFO at Tandem Money, CFO for PayPal’s global credit business and CFO for Capital One’s UK and Canadian business. Learn more about Steve Hulme on Crunchbase…

Zopa offers peer-to-peer loans with low rates, flexible terms, and no early repayment fees. Read more about Zopa on Crunchbase…

James Evans

Chief Finance Officer @ Jungle Creations

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Jungle Creations is a modern media company that specialises in building online communities. Read more about Jungle Creations on Crunchbase…

Lorraine Nichols

Chief Finance Officer @ REPL Group

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Lorraine’s strong management experience brings leadership skills alongside commercial, financial and analytical acumen to REPL. She’s responsible for the financial and commercial evaluation of existing and new business opportunities including acquisitions and disposals, restructuring for stakeholder preferences and the associated personal and corporate tax implications. Lorraine started her career with one of the world’s top four professional advisory groups and is now a senior operations and financial executive and chartered accountant. She has extensive consulting and client experience with blue chip corporates and entrepreneurial SMEs. Learn more about Lorraine Nichols on Crunchbase…

REPL Group delivers technology and management solutions which transform business operations and processes. Read more about REPL Group on Crunchbase…

Michael Postle

Chief Finance Officer @ Neos

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Neos is an insurance company that provides smart home technology and home insurance. Read more about Neos on Crunchbase…

Michael Postle

Chief Finance Officer @ Neos

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Neos is an insurance company that provides smart home technology and home insurance. Read more about Neos on Crunchbase…

Julie Richings

Chief finance officer @ Springboard Research

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Julie worked as the EMEA FD for RMG in the Digital Signage Industry for 16 years. She has previously been responsible for expanding into new territories and opening new offices in Dubai and Singapore when she received the Queens Award for Enterprise – International Trade presented by the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2013. Julie is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Learn more about Julie Richings on Crunchbase…

Springboard Research provides predictive analytics for retailers, shopping malls, and downtowns using computer vision and AI. Read more about Springboard Research on Crunchbase…

Michael Vaughton

Chief Finance Officer @ North Somerset CCG

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Michael is the CCG‘s most senior employee with a professional qualification in accountancy. He leads the financial management of the CCG and is a member of the governing body. He has worked in the NHS since 1991 and previously has undertaken roles in a major acute hospital, a strategic health authority and with the Department of Health. Learn more about Michael Vaughton on Crunchbase…

NHS commission a wide range of healthcare services in North Somerset delivered by other organisations, such as hospital trusts. Read more about North Somerset CCG on Crunchbase…

Derek Gardner

Chief Finance Officer @ ZoneFox

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ZoneFox markets software and consulting packages that address data security and storage and compliance for businesses. Read more about ZoneFox on Crunchbase…

Andy Laing

Chief Finance Officer @ Pyreos

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Andy joined Pyreos in November 2015, bringing a wealth of operational and finance experience across venture-backed software start-ups, high-growth SMEs and publicly traded marketing groups. Most recently, Andy spent four years at early stage investor, Archangels, raising equity capital and securing exits in Scotland’s flourishing technology sector. Learn more about Andy Laing on Crunchbase…

Pyreos develops and supplies a specialised infra-red sensor platform. Read more about Pyreos on Crunchbase…

Zahid Anwar

Chief Finance Officer @ ALVATECH

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ALVATECH develops water treatment solutions and technology for effective farming productivity. Read more about ALVATECH on Crunchbase…

John Miller

Chief Finance Officer @ InSkin Media

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InSkin Media is an advertising technology business, which develops high-impact, non-intrusive brand advertising formats. Read more about InSkin Media on Crunchbase…

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