Top Influencers: 14 UK Group CFO’s To Follow in 2022

2 years ago

Group CFO play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Group CFO role. We have selected these Group CFO’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Group CFO’s. The list is in no particular order!

Jonny Mason

Group CFO @ Dixons Carphone

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Dixons Carphone is an electrical specialist and telecommunications retailer and services company. Read more aboutDixons Carphone on Crunchbase…

Iveta Cabajova

Group CFO @ ITRS Group

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ITRS Group is the leading provider of risk mitigation solutions to global financial institutions. Read more aboutITRS Group on Crunchbase…

Himanshu Raja

Group CFO @ Countrywide Plc

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Strong track record as a financial executive in global services businesses. As well as having responsibility for all core finance functions including tax, audit, treasury and investor relations, Himanshu oversees IT and procurement for G4S globally. Prior to joining G4S, Himanshu was CFO at Misys, and from 2010 to 2012 he was CFO of Logica plc. Himanshu worked for more than 10 years at BT Group in a number of divisional finance director roles including Chief Financial Officer of BT Global Services, BT Design, BT Operate and BT Wholesale. His early career included finance and systems roles at Worldcom International, UUNET and MFS. Himanshu is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an honours degree in law. Learn more about Himanshu Raja on Crunchbase…

Countrywide – The UK’s largest and most successful estate agency and property services Group Read more aboutCountrywide Plc on Crunchbase…

Graeme Bayley

Partner & Group CFO @ GP Bullhound

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Graeme joined GP Bullhound in 2009 and is responsible for GP Bullhound’s Finance, Compliance, IT, HR and Operations. He started his career at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PwC) where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before working in corporate finance. He then moved to HSBC Investment Bank where he ran the Growth Companies Team, later joining Noble & Co as a Director in Corporate Finance before taking on the management of Noble’s finance, compliance and operations. Graeme is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds their Corporate Finance qualification along with a BSc in Physics from Southampton University. Learn more about Graeme Bayley on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutGP Bullhound on Crunchbase…

Eric Hageman

Group CFO @ William Hill

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William Hill is a is a bookmaker that provides online betting and gambling games for sports betting and gaming markets. Read more aboutWilliam Hill on Crunchbase…

Andy Agg

Group CFO @ National Grid

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Career and experience: Prior to joining National Grid in 2008, Andy served in a number of roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, including a secondment to the United States. Since then, he has worked in a range of senior finance leadership roles, including Group Financial Controller, UK CFO and, most recently, Group Tax and Treasury Director. Andy is a Chartered Accountant and member of the ICAEW. Skills and competencies: Andy has a breadth of financial management experience combined with a deep understanding of the energy and utility sectors across the UK and US. The experience gained from his range of finance leadership roles across the Group, together with his previous international experience, leave Andy well placed to support the Board and the Executive Committee in the delivery of group strategy and performance. Learn more about Andy Agg on Crunchbase…

National Grid facilitates electricity and gas transmission system and focuses on delivering clean energy. Read more aboutNational Grid on Crunchbase…

Vivek Ahuja

Group CFO and COO @ Terra Firma

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Vivek is a senior finance leader with three decades’ experience in global finance and over 20 years in senior CFO roles. He has led successful business and functional transformations and has worked across Asia, the Middle East and Europe with major global financial institutions. Prior to joining Terra Firma in January 2018, Vivek spent 17 years with Standard Chartered Bank where he was Deputy Group CFO, and prior to that he was Group CFO – Wholesale Banking and Regional CFO – Middle East and South Asia. Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, he worked for HSBC and ANZ in a variety of roles spanning finance, strategy, and corporate and institutional banking. Vivek is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and was a Council member from 2013-2015 and a member of the Financial Services Faculty Board. He is a graduate of Mumbai University in India. Vivek is responsible for the overall financial management of the firm at a Group level and for its Portfolio companies, and oversees the firm’s IT, facilities, legal and HR teams. Vivek also supports the firm on the financial aspects of acquiring and selling businesses to ensure the delivery of maximum returns toinvestors. Learn more about Vivek Ahuja on Crunchbase…

Terra Firma is a private equity firm based in London, United Kingdom. Read more aboutTerra Firma on Crunchbase…

Maggie Frost

Group CFO @ VCCP Group

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Maggie qualified at KPMG whilst working on advertising clients. She left KPMG to join a privately owned agency called Clark & Taylor Plc as its Finance Director where she stayed for eight years until the agency was sold to AMV/BBDO. Following that, Maggie joined Chime as Finance Director of its advertising and marketing services division, AMS. She then moved to VCCP in 2006 as joint Finance Director when the company had 200 employees. In July 2012 Maggie became Group CFO and now oversees all things Financial, HR, Legal, Facilities and IT as well as overseeing the finances of VCCP’s International offices. Maggie is a Fellow of the IPA and is Honorary Treasurer of the IPA. She spends any spare time playing Candy Crush much to the disgust of her 6 year old daughter! Learn more about Maggie Frost on Crunchbase…

VCCP Group provides directory for top marketers, agencies, media companies. Read more aboutVCCP Group on Crunchbase…

Andrew Court

Group CFO @ Iyuno Media Group

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Read more aboutIyuno Media Group on Crunchbase…

Neville King

Group CFO @ Mobius Networks

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Neville King Has worked with the CEO for over 25 years. In additional to traditional CFO responsibilities for the group, has responsibility for long term financial planning and acts as internal legal counsel in relation to all contractual matters. Learn more about Neville King on Crunchbase…

Mobius is the UKs first integrated data airtime provider. Read more aboutMobius Networks on Crunchbase…

Alex Jablonowski

Group CFO @ Hamleys PLC

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Alex Jablonowski serves as group CFO at Hamleys Group. Learn more about Alex Jablonowski on Crunchbase…

Hamleys offers toys and products of all kinds for kids, bringing magical experiences. Read more aboutHamleys PLC on Crunchbase…

Andrew Goldwater

Group CFO @ Xalient

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Xalient is a designer, builder and manager of software-defined solutions and services. Read more aboutXalient on Crunchbase…

Francis Israeli

Group CFO @ PassportCard

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Francis assumes responsibility for developing PassportCard’s group finance to its expansion of real-time travel insurance offering across markets in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. Francis has more than 20 years’ experience in International Finance, Compliance and Risk Management. In his previous roles, Francis was the Head of Operational Risk Management for the EMEA region for AIG Europe Limited; Chief Risk Officer, Compliance Officer and Financial Controller for AIG Israel. Learn more about Francis Israeli on Crunchbase…

PassportCard is a real-time travel insurance solution. Read more aboutPassportCard on Crunchbase…

Richard Stewart

Group CFO @ A-Gas

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World leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, blowing agents, industrial gases, halon and fire suppressants. Read more aboutA-Gas on Crunchbase…

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