UK/I Finance Director – Professional Services
Matching leadership and commercial acumen with a listed, international professional services business undergoing significant structural change. Additionally, the UK/I FD mandate was a newly created position within a truly complex, matrix structure.
The business placed tremendous emphasis on leadership capabilities and commercial acumen. It was vitally important to identify an outstanding candidate who could not only re-invigorate a sizeable finance team but also push hard for an EMEA CFO position within 18 months of commencement. The challenge was to find an ambitious individual with a demonstrable commercial record of achievement who could focus on both significant short and medium term challenges prior to focusing on individual advancement.
An outstanding candidate was identified following a rigorous search utilising both our network and proactive advertising. She came from a forward thinking global organisation within a similar but not identical industry sector. The individual concerned was ready for a progressive new challenge that certainly involved a steep learning curve within a new international market.