Before training as an accountant I completed a degree in Natural Sciences (Cambridge) and obtained a D.Phil in Chemistry (Oxford). Working with a varied portfolio of clients I qualified (ICAEW) with Deloitte, later moving to EY (client service director, London) advising CFOs and the senior finance leadership of listed multi-national organisations. My particular focus was on complex groups with global scale undergoing strategic change and renewal, finance transformation, complex transactions and readiness for new regulations. I work collaboratively with client contact points across commercial, finance, tax, treasury, audit committee and board.
Deeply interested in people and deeply interested in business I joined Costa and then Vodafone in senior finance roles.