CFO of the future looking out over the city

6 October, 2020

More than money: the evolving role of the chief financial officer

The global pandemic is changing the role of the CFO, broadening its scope and influence in areas such as strategy execution and performance insight. While much of this evolution was already under w...
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

22 September, 2020

CFO taskforce reveals plan to boost UN Sustainable Development Goals

Last week we got the bad news that the world has failed to hit a single target designed to help save biodiversity on Earth. This week a group of chief financial officers (CFOs) has given the United Na...
Digital business, digital risk, mobile working, digital age, digital revolution

31 October, 2018

Board moves: IG; Sensyne Health; and Pendragon

IG The first ever female chief executive of online trading platform IG has been appointed. June Felix, who most recently headed up Verifone’s European and Russian business, takes on the ro...

22 August, 2018

Uber boosts IPO plan after long-awaited CFO appointment

Uber has filled its CFO role after a three-year hiatus, in a move that has pushed forward the possibility of the taxi-booking business undertaking an initial public offering (IPO). Nelson Chai, who...
Ferrari

26 July, 2018

Board moves at Fiat Chrysler/Ferrari; GAME Digital; and Smiths

Fiat Chrysler/Ferrari One of the automotive sector’s most influential characters, Sergio Marchionne, has died aged 66. His role as CEO at Fiat Chrysler has been taken over by Mike Manle...
Standard Life Aberdeen

26 June, 2018

Board moves at TP ICAP; Standard Life Aberdeen; Ashtead Group; & Northgate

TP ICAP Lorraine Trainer has joined the world’s largest inter-sealer broker as a non-executive director, and member of the remuneration, audit and nominations and governance committees. ...
Rick Haythornthwaite, Centrica

11 May, 2018

Board moves at Centrica, Whitbread, GSK and National Grid

Centrica Chairman Rick Haythornthwaite is to step down from the role in the next 12 months—which will take him to six years’ service. The recruitment process for his successor will be...
Birgit Conix, TUI

16 March, 2018

Board moves at TUI Group and Mondi

TUI Group Belgian executive Birgit Conix (pictured) is to succeed TUI Group’s Horst Baier as CFO. Conix will join the German-based travel operator in the summer, with Baier stepping dow...

12 March, 2018

Certainty on Brexit transition preferred over ambitious deal, say businesses

Legal certainty on a rapidly agreed transition is more valuable to businesses in the UK than a more elaborate final Brexit deal agreed later, a recent survey of CFOs and CEOs reveals. Of the 280 CE...
Sir Gerry Grimstone, Standard Life

28 February, 2018

Board moves at Standard Life Aberdeen and Rolls-Royce

Standard Life Aberdeen Three non-executives and the chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen are to step down, as the business reorganises its boardroom following the merger of the investment gian...