This candidate is a CPA-qualified CFO with a passion for creating value. Deep strategic analysis combined with the stakeholder management skills to bring it to life – and a willingness to roll the sleeves up and make things happen.
They are an ardent believer in the power of focus, translating complex strategies into clear actions that empower teams and allow individuals to flourish – with line of sight on how they contribute to the overall objectives.
A trusted business partner, confident in both challenging and supporting the business to drive improvement. Time as a General Manager has further developed genuine empathy for cross-functional collaboration.
Their uniquely diverse 15+ years’ commercial and strategic leadership experience, grounded in M&A and capital markets before being refined in both blue-chip multinational and private companies, has provided a demonstrable track record of delivering exceptional results.
General Management: Leading a team of 90+ employees through a significant change journey that delivered 48% domestic revenue growth and a four-fold increase in profitability within two years.
Business Partnering: Partnered as CFO with MD and executive team to take $250 million revenue but breakeven business to $30+ million profit within two years. Board position on a new joint venture.
Team Development: Implemented culture change for finance team of 20, from ‘police’ to partners, re-engaging with the business to deliver strategy, add value, while significantly improving job satisfaction and enjoyment.
Continuous Improvement: Led cross-functional project to improve end-to-end profitability across regional FMCG business, delivering over $100 million in cost efficiencies.
Turnaround: Navigated a sensitive stakeholder environment and complex multi-site operations to take organics business unit from $9 million dollar loss to profitability.
High Growth Start-up: Finance lead for new market entry, including office set up, distributor negotiations, and KPI delivery. Developed market-leading Foodservice (B2B) position within three years.
Productivity: Implemented integrated business planning (IBP) process with new suite of tools, reducing month-end to two days and allowing executive team to address emerging gaps to plan monthly. Multiple ERP implementation/upgrade experiences.