James is an award-winning commercially savvy executive with a proven track record for delivering explosive growth and business transformation. He is a highly driven and inspiring leader with a passion for elite standards, customer centricity, impactful communication and a ‘change the game’ attitude. Currently CFO of Kantar Profiles he is supporting their growth acceleration programme as they transform into a digital-first industry leader, powered by Bain Capial. James is a Fellow of CIMA where he has sat on the global board for 6 years and finished top of his MBA class at Cranfield School of Management.
Finance Professional with 10 years+ FMCG senior leadership experience, a passion for developing finance and business teams to achieve results.
A proven track record of high performance across commercial & operations finance supporting back office and the front line in delivering growth, enhanced financial performance & and delivering on large scale strategic projects and change initiatives.
Experience in developing an engaged finance function who are trusted business partners and creating an environment where individuals can succeed and maximise their potential.
With a career spanning more than 20 years in finance, Rafael joined Rabobank in 2010, in which he worked in several leadership roles across the globe in Rabobank Australia and New Zealand, North America and most recently in Europe, where he holds the role of CFO Region Europe & Africa
Radu Maftei is Vice President, Finance & Accounting for Procter & Gamble’s Northern Europe operations. Graduating from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest with a degree in International Business, Radu joined P&G in 1997 in the Financial Analysis group for the Balkan Markets. He has since completed country, category & corporate assignments, gaining experience both in developed and emerging regions operations from his time spent in Dubai, Cincinnati and Geneva before assuming his current role in summer 2020. Radu is married with 2 daughters and splits his time between the UK and Switzerland.
A highly effective and proactive leader with broad business, managerial and motivational skills and with an outstanding track record in turning around business, transforming global operations, delivering results maximising shareholder returns for a top 5 FTSE.
An innovative, hands on, resourceful result–orientated professional, with extensive commercial and finance skills and proven ability to capitalise business opportunities in competitive fast paced markets.
Exceptional international track record of building and inspiring talent, establishing trust, developing and leading high performing teams.
Jonny is an award-winning Finance professional who feels passionately about the role of mental fitness in the workplace. Jonny’s story, of how he navigated a challenging childhood and took the adversity he has faced and channelled it to create his own purpose, has now been the catalyst for influencing many organisations.
Prior to his current position as a Finance Director at Starbucks, Jonny was Strategy & Transformation Director at pladis where, as the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative, which led to the national “Let’s Talk” partnership between McVitie’s and mental health charity, Mind.
VP& Finance General Manager of Siemens Energy Campus Muelheim – one of the leading Innovation, Development and Manufacturing sites of Siemens Energy
15 years’ experience in Germany and abroad in Manufacturing Finance, Finance Director Project Execution Region EMEA and multiple Management roles in Product Cost, Turnaround and Finance Excellence.
A Chartered Accountant and also USA qualified, Paul started his career at Deloitte & Touche where he was a Senior manager in its USA practice. This was followed by a 13 year career at Exel plc where he held a number of senior finance and operational roles including Deputy Group Finance Director and was a member of the executive board of Exel plc and Chairman of their Acquisitions and Project Review Board. Paul was appointed Group Finance Director of Hays plc in 2006 and has helped transform the business into the preeminent global specialist recruitment business with operations in 33 countries.
SVP of Global Finance Services responsible for Experian finance shared service organisation encompassing teams in Bulgaria, Malaysia, Costa Rica, UK, US and Colombia. 55% of the Experian finance teams reside within the organisation and covers everything from Transaction Processing (AP, AR, GL) through to FP&A, Finance controllership, finance business partnering and revenue accounting. Helen has been with Experian for 16 years in a variety of roles and previously worked at Boots Group, G4S, PwC Consulting and IBM. In her spare time Helen enjoys running, skiing and has 2 sons.
Highly experienced, international Senior Commercial Finance & FPA Director with extensive global, multi-brand FMCG and E-Commerce (FoodTech) experience. Rafael built his +20 years successful career at P&G and Delivery Hero, holding a wide diversity of finance roles from Internal Audit to Marketing Finance, Corporate Finance, Strategy, Supply Chain Finance (Procurement) and FP&A. He advocates for leveraging data to provide financial / commercial insight to improve strategic and operational decisions. Rafael is a passionate Finance leader with a clear vision of how and where Finance can add/drive value with a strong dedication to coach & mentor highly motivated Finance teams.
Jules is a dynamic, accomplished commercial & operational senior leader with a Big 4 accounting background, and strong mix of experience in operational leadership including embedding (express, model & reinforce) cultural change, commercial finance, continuous performance improvement, F,P&A & contract management. Jules has a deep experience of finance & operational BPO & shared services centres. A visionary and strategic thinker with a track record of delivering tangible results and operational excellence.
Brian is Finance Director at Workday where he’s been for 12 years, seeing it grow from a small, equity funded start-up to a large, publicly quoted, multi-national company. He is responsible for the accounting and controllership function for Workday in EMEA, APJ and Canada and ensuring that as we grow the company, we maintain the best-in-class financial management systems.
Brian is passionate about the intersection between people and technology as the finance function’s role changes and develops and is a firm believer that embracing technology is central to the finance function’s position as an effective business partner.
Thomas has spent his career assisting companies that want to modernise month-end processes with digital technology. His experience of implementing SAP S/4HANA, working in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice, along with having started his career in finance with Johnson & Johnson, allows him to work across stakeholder teams ensuring projects are successful and deliver the required benefits. During his time with Deloitte he helped FTSE100 clients on their BlackLine journey.
Thomas holds a BSc Hons. degree in Accounting, Business Finance and Management from the University of York and is a Chartered Accountant with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Albida’s core focus is back office business transformation. Our hands on operationally experienced team appreciate that no two business are the same and each customer requires a bespoke strategy and solution based on global best practices obtained over many years of operational and consultancy experience.
Basware is the only procure-to-pay and e-invoicing solution provider that empowers businesses with 100% spend visibility through 100% supplier connectivity and 100% data capture. Our cloud-based technology enables organizations to fully manage their spend, mitigate financial risk and reduce the cost of operations via automation. With the world’s largest open business network and an open technology ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the solution required for Visible Commerce, which provides customers with complete transparency into all flows of money, goods, and services around the world. A global company, Basware has offices in 14 countries and is traded on the Helsinki exchange (BAS1V: HE).
Established in 2003, Cedar is a specialist recruitment consultancy operating in the finance, transformation and procurement arenas. Cedar offers highly effective bespoke recruitment solutions to clients in the private, public and not for profit markets in the UK and internationally. We manage an extensive range of permanent and interim opportunities from entry level through to senior executive. Cedar promotes a culture based around the concept of ‘Listen, Advise, Deliver’ – we listen to our clients and candidates, understand their key drivers and then advise them as to the best approach to ensure effective delivery.
Celonis (www.celonis.com) is the New York- and Munich-based leader in Enterprise Performance Acceleration software. A pioneer in Process Mining technology, its Intelligent Business Cloud helps every company rapidly remove operational friction to become a Superfluid Enterprise. Companies around the world including Siemens, L’Oréal, Uber, Citi, Airbus, and Vodafone rely on Celonis to guide action and drive change, turning business processes into extraordinary experiences and resulting in millions of dollars saved.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
MobileXpense provides large organizations with travel- and expense management services that are adapted to their unique organizational and regulatory needs. At MobileXpense we are driven by our dedication to make travel and expense management carefree for our partners, customers and their employees.
Sage is the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people. With our partners, Sage is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to deliver the best cloud technology and support. Our years of experience mean that our colleagues and partners understand how to serve our customers and communities through the good, and more challenging times. We are here to help, with practical advice, solutions, expertise and insight.
Soldo is a multi-user spending account, complete with Mastercard® cards, intuitive admin and effortless reporting. Our mission is to simplify the entire business expense cycle, from beginning to end. We use the smartest financial technology to solve the three key business spending problems: delegation, control, and reporting.
Soldo was created by entrepreneurs and banking experts united by the search for a simple and effective way to manage the flow of money inside organisations of any size.
A perfect P2P and S2P process is the dream for every company and organization, and Transparent supports its clients every step of the way on this journey. We create value out of our client’s raw data, a craft that we have elevated to an art. Since the beginning in 2000, we have our own in-house developed software helping us discover and recover vendor overpayments, duplicate payments, tax credits, open credits and unclaimed property. We give our clients control and advice on P2P and S2P. We do so by offering AP recovery audits, Statements investigation, Fraud and risk analysis, Contract Compliance, Vendor Master Services, and VAT Solutions. Our goal: give our clients more time, more money, more control and peace of mind.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organisations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.