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Interviews

Richard Adam

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

Paul Pomroy

Interview: McDonald's CFO Paul Pomroy

Paul Pomroy tells Financial Director how finance has helped support new product launches at McDonald’s

26 Feb 2014

Duncan Payne-Shelley

FD Q&A: Novatech's Duncan Payne-Shelley

Novatech finance director Duncan Payne-Shelley talks about "wearing his heart on his sleeve" in our latest Q&A

31 Jan 2014

David Bauernfeind

Interview: Xchanging CFO David Bauernfeind

Xchanging’s CFO, David Bauernfeind, is in the middle of a major organisational transformation while managing the demands and pressures of a listed company

16 Jan 2014

2014

Unum and Pizza Hut share their 2014 finance thoughts

Steve Harry, CFO at FTSE 100 income protection insurer Unum, and Piza Hut UK Restaurants FD Henry Birts look at the challenges their company and the finance function will face in 2014

23 Dec 2013

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Hostage to fortune: FD predictions for 2014

Financial Director asks five UK FDs what lessons they have learnt in the past year – and what they expect from the next 12 months

25 Nov 2013

Dylan Smith

Interview: Box CFO Dylan Smith

From dorm room start-up to CFO of a multibillion-dollar global business, Dylan Smith explains how he meshed financial acumen with an entrepreneurial spirit

25 Nov 2013

Nick Lally

Interview: Hailo FD Nick Lally

Hailo FD Nick Lally explains how he has knocked the black cab app developer’s back-office systems into shape

25 Nov 2013

John Alder

Q&A: John Alder, FD, accesso Technology Group

John Alder, FD of leisure industry queuing and ticketing business accesso, takes the Financial Director Q&A

07 Nov 2013

Andrew Bonfield

Interview: National Grid FD Andrew Bonfield

National Grid FD Andrew Bonfield explains why every year the company takes on more debt to remain efficient

30 Oct 2013

Simon Scott

Interview: Lonmin CFO Simon Scott

CFOs who aspire to be chief executives could do worse than to examine Simon Scott’s crisis-dominated stint as CEO of Lonmin

30 Oct 2013

Mark Williams

Q&A: Mark Williams, FD, Moneypenny

Mark Williams, FD of telephone answering services business Moneypenny, takes the Financial Director Q&A

11 Oct 2013

Peter Campbell

Interview: Mimecast CFO Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell might have helped cobble together office space while managing £7k in the bank for Mimecast - but 2006 is a long time ago, writes Kevin Reed

07 Oct 2013

David Deacon

Q&A: David Deacon, CFO at OMG plc

David Deacon, CFO at AIM-listed image services technology business OMG, takes part in our regular Q&A

07 Oct 2013

Q&A: David Thomas, FD, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK

David Thomas, FD of Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, the dual-listed business, takes part in our regular Q&A

01 Oct 2013

Paul Hooper-Keeley

Q&A: Paul Hooper-Keeley, FD, Mills CNC

Paul Hooper-Keeley, finance director of Mills CNC, takes part in our regular Q&A

24 Sep 2013

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