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Interviews

Adrian Colman

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

Patrick Burrows

Interview: London City Airport CFO Patrick Burrows

Patrick Burrows, CFO of London City Airport, talks about growing operations and getting customer relationships right

19 Jan 2015

Anya O'Reilly

Q&A: Anya O'Reilly, FD, HSB Engineering

O'Reilly's family are incredibly supportive of her career, which includes getting her out of bed

15 Jan 2015

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Interview: Albion FD Craig Wildman

Since Wildman joined Albion, the business has grown from a 50-man agency turning over £6m to one with almost 100 employees and £8.5m in sales.

07 Jan 2015

Jagjit Dosanjh Elton

Q&A: Jagjit Dosanjh-Elton, CFO, Gemserv

Managing all her commitments means sleep is at a premium for Dosanjh-Elton

06 Jan 2015

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In Conversation With...Frontera

Sue Nind, a UK practice director at Frontera, explains how companies can use technology to improve growth and innovation

19 Dec 2014

Jagjit Dosanjh Elton

Year ahead Q&A: Jagjit Dosanjh-Elton, CFO, Gemserv

Dosanjh-Elton awaits the General Election - and its impact on her energy services business, plus a company-wide real-time reporting system will be rolled out during 2015

19 Dec 2014

Jens Madrian

Year ahead Q&A: Jens Madrian, CFO, RWE npower

In the sixth of a series of FD interviews, Jens Madrian, CFO, RWE npower, discusses the challenges his finance function will face in 2015

16 Dec 2014

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Year ahead Q&A: Craig Wildman, CFO, Albion

In the fifth in a series of CFO interviews, Albion CFO Craig Wildman outlines 2015 for him, the finance function, and the business

11 Dec 2014

Adrian Colman

Year ahead Q&A: Adrian Colman, group FD, Wincanton

In the fourth in a series of CFO interviews, Wincanton CFO Adrian Colman outlines 2015 for him, the finance function, and the business

08 Dec 2014

Paul Venables

Year ahead Q&A: Paul Venables, CFO, Hays

In the third of a series of CFO interviews, Paul Venables, CFO of Hays, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015

01 Dec 2014

Michael Brierley

Year ahead Q&A: Mike Brierley, CFO, Metro Bank

In the second of a series of CFO interviews, Mike Brierley, CFO of Metro Bank, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015

27 Nov 2014

Merlin's Andrew Carr

Interview: Merlin Entertainments CFO Andrew Carr

The CFO of Merlin, the world’s second-biggest theme park operator, explains how its rapid expansion has been accomplished – and why it’s been the good kind of rollercoaster ride

25 Nov 2014

Mark Evans

Year ahead Q&A: Mark Evans, CFO, O2

In the first of a series of CFO interviews, Mark Evans, CFO of O2, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015

24 Nov 2014

Strahan Wilson

Interview: Eat CFO Strahan Wilson

Eat CFO Strahan Wilson discusses the pressures of London’s food-to-go market and building up a finance function’s IT capabilities

20 Nov 2014

Francis Fitzpatrick

Q&A: Francis Fitzpatrick, FD, Arena Group

Be open, honest - and challenging, says Arena Group finance director Francis Fitzpatrick

07 Nov 2014

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Interview: CBI finance and facilities chief Nigel Hopkins

Under the remit of its recently appointed finance chief, the CBI has devolved budget responsibilities and identified key priorities for the upcoming year – and completed an all-important office move on time and on budget

23 Oct 2014

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Interview: Hadlow College FD Mark Lumsdon-Taylor

Hadlow College FD Mark Lumsdon-Taylor has managed to turn the organisation around – and has done so with such success that it has made its first acquisition

23 Oct 2014

Jat Brainch

Q&A: Jat Brainch, CFO, Adapt

Time doesn't stand still at the cloud services provider, particularly when the local clock tower is chiming, says Jat Brainch

06 Oct 2014

Michael Brierley

Interview: Metro Bank CFO Michael Brierley

Metro Bank CFO Michael Brierley tells Financial Director how the bank is shaking up the established order

19 Sep 2014

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