Richard Crump, Deputy Editor, Financial Director

Richard joined Financial Director in August 2010 from Reactions, a reinsurance magazine.

You can read his reflections on the undulations of the economy and business world at our blog, Extraordinary Items.

Articles by Richard Crump


Shell slashes spending by $15bn as oil prices collapse

Oil giant announces $15bn in spending cuts over three years to contend with 60% fall in price of oil | 30 Jan 2015


Business leaders failing to align strategy with data

Few business leaders consider data a strategic asset, research finds | 28 Jan 2015

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SMEs bear the brunt of the toxic forex double whammy

It's horrifying that SMEs are unwittingly being sucked into the complicated machinations of the foreign exchange markets | 28 Jan 2015

Green Investment Bank adds CFO to management team

Green Investment Bank promotes risk officer Peter Knott to CFO as it moves beyond start-up phase | 27 Jan 2015

Ex-Rio Tinto Diamonds CFO joins Wincanton board

Wincanton appoints Paul Dean to board with eye on future audit chair role | 27 Jan 2015

Non exec fees rise 7% to £65,000

Non-executives see a return to fee increases but change is on the way, PwC report finds | 26 Jan 2015

Businesses cashflow concerns ease

Fewer businesses experienced difficulties with their cashflow in the second half of 2014, report finds | 23 Jan 2015

Roundtable: Setting an effective wellbeing strategy

A Financial Director and Unum roundtable examines the value of a being a caring company and how employee benefits impact on staff wellbeing | 23 Jan 2015

Guest Column: How claims can unsettle your business

Control and mitigation against risk and uncertainty key for insurance FDs | 22 Jan 2015

Tech: Jobs for the bots

Supply chains have never been static entities – the speed of change is about to go up a gear | 22 Jan 2015

The 2015 FD Salary Survey

FTSE 100 finance chiefs earned £2.4m on average, while those in the FTSE 250 averaged total pay of £1.1m, finds Richard Crump | 22 Jan 2015

Interview: Wincanton CFO Adrian Colman

Wincanton CFO Adrian Colman explains the company’s drive to make cost reductions and improve cash generation | 19 Jan 2015

The Secret FD: FDs getting caught out by the usual suspects

False preparation of financial statements and abuse of position are against the basic principles of all the FDs I know | 19 Jan 2015

Election will play key role in timing of first tightening in monetary policy

The Conservatives and Labour are pursuing policies that could produce market jitters | 19 Jan 2015

The CFO Agenda 2015

Financial Director has launched a new flagship one-day conference for senior finance professionals | 16 Jan 2015

International conflict biggest global risk in 2015

Interstate conflict is now the biggest and most likely risk to endanger countries and businesses, WEF report finds | 15 Jan 2015

IPO returns in 2014 outperform FTSE 100

Returns from company flotations in 2014 outstrip average FTSE 100 performance, Deloitte finds | 15 Jan 2015

Credit rating lottery putting SMEs at risk

Investigation by Shelley Stock Hutter finds credit agencies recommend widely different credit ratings and credit limits for the same businesses | 14 Jan 2015

Ex-Tesco CFO Higginson takes Morrisons chair early as CEO quits

Morrisons chairman elect Andrew Higginson takes chairmanship early as supermarket posts worst Christmas performance of major UK supermarkets | 13 Jan 2015

Shaft Sinkers CFO & CEO leave as company defaults on loan

Shares plunge as Shaft Sinkers reveals exec departures and loan default | 12 Jan 2015

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