CFO in Residence
Financial Director is pleased to announce the launch of a new Resident CFO series, where every fortnight our Resident CFO will share their experience and provide valuable insight into the industries they work in and the challenges that come with being a CFO.
To kick off the series, Financial Director is happy to welcome Chris Astle, CEO of Think Forwards and CFO of eWaterPay, and former CFO of the International Markets division of the global bio-pharmaceutical company, Allergan, as our Resident CFO.
Chief Executive Officer, Think Forwards
After gaining a Masters and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, Chris trained as a ICAS chartered accountant, auditor and change consultant with PwC London in 2004. After leaving PwC in 2007, Chris held a number of senior finance positions within the life sciences and technology industries, before he joined Allergan in 2011.
Working his way up from senior finance manager to finance director of EMEA, and then senior international finance director, Chris became CFO, International Markets, of Allergan in 2016. He left Allergan in 2017 to start his own consulting firm, Think Forwards, which specialises in helping businesses develop growth strategies and to implement transformational business and finance projects. Chris is also the CFO of eWaterPay, an innovative technology company providing IoT water solutions to the developing world, and is also a guest lecturer at the Henley MBA school.