Rob is a strategic and commercially minded FD/CFO with a strong record working across SMEs and large divisional multinational businesses.
Prior to joining the FD Centre, Rob was Head of Finance, Bayer PLC. Here he was successful in leading change, building high performing finance teams, reducing risk and complexity, and delivering restructuring programmes, all of which were instrumental in sustaining profits under challenging conditions.
At Bayer, Rob worked closely with divisional CEOs, supporting them in their operational businesses and utilising his significant expertise to lead change projects. These included M&A, ERP SAP implementations, process reviews and troubleshooting a wide range of business issues.
A Chartered Management Accountant, Rob’s multi-sector knowledge spans Pharma, FMCG, Agrichemicals, Healthcare, Construction and Commercial Landscaping, Building Materials, Marine and Manufacturing.
Rob’s SME experience includes an integral role in a MBO team. Rob was instrumental in raising finance with VCs, negotiating the purchase of the company. He then went onto build a finance function and ERP system, so that reporting and operations were in line with rapid business growth.
Rob is enthusiastic and passionate about bringing this experience to The FD Centre and its range of clients to help SMEs achieve business growth.