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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

Nisa's Simon Webster

Interview: Nisa FD Simon Webster

Nisa FD Simon Webster discusses the transition taking place at the retail consortium, and how the Icelandic bank crash in 2008 nearly saw his previous employer hit the wall

18 Sep 2014

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Q&A: Keith Butcher, FD, Optimal Payments

Optimal Payments FD Keith Butcher on why to avoid telling the market what it wants to hear, rather than what you can actually deliver

09 Sep 2014

Darren Singer

Interview: Guardian Media Group CFO Darren Singer

Losses keep racking up at the Guardian, but, explains CFO Darren Singer, the publisher is on course to become a sustainable, global business

21 Aug 2014

Matt Button

Q&A: Matt Button, finance director, Arista

Matt Button, FD of insurance underwriter Arista, likes 'structured' boardroom discussions and suggests you should never take a job you're sure you can do

05 Aug 2014

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Interview: Hyperion Insurance FD Eric Fady

Eric Fady, FD at Hyperion Insurance, tells Financial Director how the international insurance broker’s finance function is preparing for a public listing

16 Jul 2014

Nicole Anasenes

Interview: Infor global CFO Nicole Anasenes

Infor's new CFO, Nicole Anasenes, explains how a career at IBM forged her views on the role of finance

21 May 2014

Christopher Hill

Interview: IG CFO Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, CFO of IG, tells Financial Director why finance sits at the heart of governance at the FTSE 350 CFD company

14 May 2014

Alan Burns

Q&A: Alan Burns, group CFO, Photobox

Alan Burns tells Financial Director about being about to speak both 'business' and 'finance', and his battle to become a better delegator

28 Apr 2014

Jens Madrian

Interview: RWE Npower CFO Jens Madrian

Jens Madrian, CFO of RWE Npower, explains why IT investments in the energy company’s billing system is a critical business issue

28 Apr 2014

Stephen Haddrill

Interview: FRC chief executive Stephen Haddrill

The boss of the FRC on how the watchdog is promoting high-quality reporting and governance in order to foster investment

24 Apr 2014

Tim Score

Interview: Arm Holdings CFO Tim Score

ARM Holdings’ CFO Tim Score explains the finance function’s contribution to a very British success story

23 Apr 2014

Andrew Brundle

Q&A: Andrew Brundle, FD, The Shield Group

Andrew Brundle, group finance director of specialist security business The Shield Group, takes the ten questions

09 Apr 2014

Patrick Butcher

Interview: Network Rail CFO Patrick Butcher

Network Rail chief financial officer Patrick Butcher on cutting costs, rising debt levels and increased spending

26 Mar 2014

Paul Venables

Interview: Hays FD Paul Venables

Working in an industry that has almost no visibility over future incomes, Hays FD Paul Venables measures everything that moves

24 Mar 2014

Julie Joyce

FD Q&A: Daily Internet's Julie Joyce

Daily Internet financial director Julie Joyce relies on a relaxed, trusting management style, her FD Q&A reveals

06 Mar 2014

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Interview: Go-Ahead FD Keith Down

The group FD of bus and rail operator Go-Ahead discusses how to find a balanced approach when focusing on several business aspects – and how he’s helping build a super franchise

26 Feb 2014

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