Stephen is a highly experienced international commercial and entrepreneurial finance leader, having worked with a variety of small to large organisations. Leading and developing finance teams in B2B, FMCG, Retail, Wholesale and Export sectors. Throughout his career, Stephen has operated in transformation, change and complex management matrix environments, leading initiatives from strategic planning to operational effectiveness, delivering consistent improvements to sales and profitable growth. Stephen has been the finance leader for successful new brand launches and geographic expansion, driving business building opportunities.
Experience includes being a trusted and critical business partner to: R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, ecommerce, marketing, and all the back office functional disciplines.
Stephen is a pragmatic, problem resolution individual, that likes to be hands-on and involved with his teams and partners. Building strong and lasting relationships, communicating in a clear and efficient manner. Operating at a fast pace, taking decisions to deliver results.
Professionally qualified with CIMA, with full responsibility for all the finance functions: financial accounting, tax, treasury, banking relations, statutory, management accounting, business analysis and strategic planning. Always looking to ensure the finance team adds value and partners with their commercial colleagues.