Jim Brophy is a graduate of Economics from Manchester University and qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant with KPMG (London).
He is an energetic leader and supportive colleague who thrives on problem solving, change management and driving results. He is highly focused on defining objectives and then delivering outcomes in a way that engages the whole team. Jim brings the rich experience of years leading Bluechip organisations and more recently working hands-on with owner-managers of SME’s in a wide range of sectors including Retail, B2B, Branded Distribution, Leisure and Services.
Jim’s initial 20-year career in Europe included Finance Director roles for Adidas (UK), and The Littlewoods Organisation, as well as Head of Finance roles for Coca Cola and Grand Metropolitan (Diageo)
From 1997-2017 Jim lived and worked in Asia. His roles have included Asia Regional Finance Director for A.S.Watson (Hutchison Whampoa’s retail division with over 500 stores in 8 countries) , and Controller for all commercial gaming and I.T. operations of Hong Kong Jockey Club. He established his own Phuket-based property development/consulting business and 2007-2014 provided interim/ part-time CFO services for local SME’S in Bangkok and subsequently Hong Kong.
Since 2015 he has worked as part-time FD with diverse SME clients for the CFO Centre in Hong Kong and is now based back in Manchester serving The FD Centre UK clients across the North-West of England.
In addition to hands-on and strategic Financial management across all the aspects of the FD Center’s unique “12 box programme”, Jim has extensive operations experience including leadership of Supply chain and HR/ I.T. functions in complex multi-cultural/location international environments.
Jim is also an ICF accredited and Gallup CliftonStrengths certified Executive coach, a Gallup certified Workplace Engagement Champion, a certified NLP practitioner and a HKIAC accredited General Mediator. He is a keen hiker, practices ashtanga yoga, the proud father of 4 children and is a life-time Crystal Palace F.C. fanatic.