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Top Influencers: 33 UK Financial Controller’s To Follow in 2022

Group Financial Controller play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Group Financial Controller role. We have selected these Group Financial Controller’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 Financial Controller’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Richard Meddings

Group Financial Controller @ Barclays

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Non-executive Director since 2008 and Senior Independent Director since October 2010. Group Finance Director of Standard Chartered PLC since 2006, having joined the Board of Standard Chartered PLC as a Group Executive Director in 2002. A member of the Governing Council of the International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom. Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Private Clients, Group Financial Controller at Barclays PLC and Group Finance Director of Woolwich PLC. Learn more about Richard Meddings on Crunchbase…

Barclays is a global financial services company that provides various financial products and services worldwide. Read more aboutBarclays on Crunchbase…

Caroline Ward

Global Financial Controller @ ComplyAdvantage

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Caroline Ward is a Financial Controller of ComplyAdvantage. Learn more about Caroline Ward on Crunchbase…

ComplyAdvantage provides AI-driven financial crime risk data and detection technology. Read more aboutComplyAdvantage on Crunchbase…

William Goodwin

Portfolio Financial Controller @ Pembroke VCT

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Robert Bloor

Group Financial Controller @ Equiniti

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Rob is the Group Financial Controller for Equiniti. He joined in February 2011, just after the Group’s acquisition of the Xafinity business. Rob also covered the CFO role at Equiniti for six months in 2012. Prior to his time at Equinti, Rob worked as a Divisional Finance Director for Arqiva, the company that owns and runs the U.K. television and radio broadcast infrastructure. Rob started life in accountancy as a graduate for Thames Water, where he gained the CIMA qualification. He spent nearly 12 years with them, working as a Divisional Finance Director in the Western USA for four years when they were part of the larger RWE Group and latterly as Financial Controller in the U.K. following the sale of Thames Water to Macqurie’s infrastructure group; Rob worked on the whole business securitisation of the regulated business and subsequently the disposal of the non-core business to Veolia. Learn more about Robert Bloor on Crunchbase…

Equiniti the specialist technology outsourcer, providing non-discretionary payment and administration services to blue-chip companies. Read more aboutEquiniti on Crunchbase…

Edward Bullen-Whatling

Financial Controller @ Ezy Recruitment Solutions

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Edward joined Ezy Recruitment Solutions in April 2016, having arrived from a manufacturing background. Since arriving, Edward has introduced new levels of profitability reporting analysing all areas of the business and is always looking to improve practices wherever possible. Edward is involved in producing both the business’ and client’s management accounts and providing cash flow management. Living in the City Centre, Edward loves the city life and experiencing what Birmingham has to offer. Learn more about Edward Bullen-Whatling on Crunchbase…

Ezy Recruitment Solutions provides recruitment support services. Read more aboutEzy Recruitment Solutions on Crunchbase…

Will Cowling

Financial Controller @ Re-Leased Property Software

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Re-Leased is a centralised cloud-based property management software designed for landlords and property managers. Read more aboutRe-Leased Property Software on Crunchbase…

Andy Duncan

Financial Controller @ Pentech Ventures

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Andy joined Pentech in 2010 and is responsible for the day-to-day financial management, reporting and compliance aspects within Pentech. Andy spent almost 20 years with Barclays Bank, latterly as a Business Manager, and has worked with a variety of businesses across many different industry sectors. In 2006 he decided to retrain as an accountant. Whilst working in a private practice, he passed twenty exams in three years to become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2010. When Andy is not working, he enjoys undertaking outdoor pursuits with a particular interest in hill walking and skiing. Learn more about Andy Duncan on Crunchbase…

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Lindsay Bannerman

Financial Controller @ weseethrough

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An innovative and award winning methodology using technology to provide true and in-depth insights into consumer behaviour. Read more aboutweseethrough on Crunchbase…

Steve Piper

Financial Controller @ Ariadne Capital Limited

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Previously employed by Sea Containers Ltd for 29 years reaching the position of Group Chief Accountant responsible for producing and filing the consolidated accounts of both Sea Containers and Orient Express Hotels Ltd . A hard working individual with experience within the leisure activities (hotels & train), publishing, travel industry, container leasing, manufacturing, shipping and property development. Learn more about Steve Piper on Crunchbase…

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Leigh Heffer

Financial Controller @ Rovco

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Leigh Heffer has been serving as Financial Controller at Rovco since July 2018. Learn more about Leigh Heffer on Crunchbase…

Rovco provides an autonomous underwater vehicle and remotely operated underwater vehicle technologies and support services. Read more aboutRovco on Crunchbase…

Kirsty Stalker

Financial controller @ DFx Technology

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I am currently within an Accounts based carrier and am fully CIMA Qualified. I am also AAT qualified and would say my organisation skills are second to none, and I have an excellent reputation as a reliable, hard working employee. Learn more about Kirsty Stalker on Crunchbase…

DFx Technology designs and manufactures energy saving technologies. Read more aboutDFx Technology on Crunchbase…

Lorna Cox

Financial Controller @ Squarestone Growth

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Leslie Paster

Financial Controller @ Burford Capital

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Leslie Paster is Burford’s Financial Controller based in the UK. Mr. Paster is responsible for the management of the UK Finance team and the preparation of the Group’s annual and interim accounts. Prior to joining Burford Mr. Paster worked at the Medical Defence Union where he spent nearly 15 years as Finance Manager and then Financial Controller. Whilst there he gained experience accounting for professional indemnity claims and misconduct charges against medical professionals. Mr. Paster is a chartered accountant who qualified with Ernst & Young. He graduated with a BSc in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol. Learn more about Leslie Paster on Crunchbase…

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Leslie Paster

Financial Controller @ Burford Capital

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Leslie Paster is Burford’s Financial Controller based in the UK. Mr. Paster is responsible for the management of the UK Finance team and the preparation of the Group’s annual and interim accounts. Prior to joining Burford Mr. Paster worked at the Medical Defence Union where he spent nearly 15 years as Finance Manager and then Financial Controller. Whilst there he gained experience accounting for professional indemnity claims and misconduct charges against medical professionals. Mr. Paster is a chartered accountant who qualified with Ernst & Young. He graduated with a BSc in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol. Learn more about Leslie Paster on Crunchbase…

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Denham Holmes

Financial Controller @ Antidote.me

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Antidote is a digital health company that accelerates and improves medical research by combining technologies, data, and business models. Read more aboutAntidote.me on Crunchbase…

Stuart Cass

Financial Controller @ Edge VC

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Stuart Cass is financial controller, responsible for the accounting function of Edge Group. He has extensive experience in the financial services sector having previously worked as financial controller for credit rating agencies DBRS (Europe) and A.M.Best (Europe) as well as a group of companies specialising in insurance broking and providing independent financial advice. He holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from Manchester University. Stuart joined Edge in June 2008. Learn more about Stuart Cass on Crunchbase…

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Kerry Smith

Chief Financial Officer/Financial Controller @ Centor Insurance and Risk Management

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Centor is an insurance and risk management solutions provider. Read more aboutCentor Insurance and Risk Management on Crunchbase…

Chris Lewis

Financial Controller @ Endless LLP

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Chris joined us in June 2015, leaving his previous role as Head of Finance at Priory Group, a private equity backed healthcare organisation. Having qualified as an ACA at PwC and also held roles at Carclo plc, Chris brings a breadth of commercial and technical experience to his new position. Learn more about Chris Lewis on Crunchbase…

Endless is an investor that specializes in supporting management buyouts, acquisition of non-core businesses, and turnaround investments. Read more aboutEndless LLP on Crunchbase…

Corinne Lawrence

Group Financial Controller @ Catapult Ventures

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Corinne Lawrence is Group Financial Controller of Catapult Ventures and works across the three Catapult funds and Opus Ventures. She joined the company in January 2002. Prior to this, Corinne worked for seven years as a Portfolio Executive at 3i plc, in Leicester and Nottingham. Corinne previously worked in audit, specialising in regulated clients and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993. Learn more about Corinne Lawrence on Crunchbase…

Catapult Ventures specialises in providing Equity Capital for businesses requiring between £50k and £2m. Read more aboutCatapult Ventures on Crunchbase…

Martin Hopwood

Senior Financial Controller @ Featurespace

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Martin is Featurespace’s Senior Financial Controller and Head of HR. A member of the Senior Management Team, Martin works closely with Featurespace’s Board, management and commercial teams on all areas of financial reporting, pricing and contracts, as well as managing HR-related issues. Martin has over 20 years’ experience working in finance. Prior to working at Featurespace, Martin was the Financial Controller at Datanomic Ltd (later acquired by Oracle). Learn more about Martin Hopwood on Crunchbase…

Featurespace provides an adaptive behavioral analytics technology and automated deep behavioral networks for risk management. Read more aboutFeaturespace on Crunchbase…

Abby Atkinson

Financial Controller @ Ultraleap

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Abby joined Ultrahaptics in early 2016 from Tribal. A CIMA qualified Management Accountant, She holds a BSc in Economics and Accounting, with Italian, from the University of Bristol. Learn more about Abby Atkinson on Crunchbase…

Ultraleap is working to create the most remarkable connection between people and technology. Read more aboutUltraleap on Crunchbase…

Helen Sargent

Financial Controller @ Winterwood Farms

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Winterwood Farms has roughly 2,000 hectares of land in the UK, France, Poland, and South Africa where they grow a wide variety of fruits. Read more aboutWinterwood Farms on Crunchbase…

Rachel Taylor

Financial Controller @ Kameleon

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Kameleon is an award-winning Content Marketing agency Read more aboutKameleon on Crunchbase…

Rebecca Watson

Financial Controller @ Collider

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Rebecca is responsible for managing the Collider programme and keeping us all in line. She makes sure deadlines are not missed, tasks have been completed, and that all our startups are happy. Learn more about Rebecca Watson on Crunchbase…

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Kevin McNulty

Financial Controller @ Biznet

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Helen Shepherd

Financial Controller @ Balderton

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Helen joined Balderton in 2007 as Financial Controller. She is responsible for supporting the CFO in all aspects of the financial function at Balderton, specifically focusing on the management entities. Prior to joining Balderton Helen worked at PwC in Jersey specialising in the audit of venture capital and private equity firms. Helen holds a BA (Hons) in History from Southampton University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Learn more about Helen Shepherd on Crunchbase…

Balderton is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on backing European-founded startups. Read more aboutBalderton on Crunchbase…

Mustafa Husseyin

Group Financial Controller @ Meet

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Mustafa Husseyin serves as group financial controller at Meet. Learn more about Mustafa Husseyin on Crunchbase…

Meet is a recruitment solutions provider in the life sciences industry. Read more aboutMeet on Crunchbase…

Lyndsay Whiteman

Financial Controller @ Mirus Aircraft Seating

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Lyndsay is our Financial Controller and has extensive experience in fund and commercial accounting, in practice and Finance functions across a range of industries. When not managing the Finance department at Mirus, Lyndsay can be found relaxing with a good book or catching up with friends on a rooftop terrace somewhere in Norwich. Learn more about Lyndsay Whiteman on Crunchbase…

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Helen Senior

Financial Controller @ Bridges Fund Management

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Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager dedicated to sustainable and impact investment. Read more aboutBridges Fund Management on Crunchbase…

Kevin Harris

Financial Controller @ Nitritex

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Kevin joined Nitritex in 2009 as Financial Controller. Upon graduating from the University of Kent, Kevin trained as a chartered accountant at the Cambridge office of Deloitte. He qualified in 1987, achieving first time passes in the professional exams. Shortly after qualifying, Kevin moved to Whitmarsh Sterland in Cambridge and St Neots to manage their larger audit clients. As audit regulations increased in the 1990s, Kevin assumed responsibility for managing the firm’s regulatory affairs before joining N W Brown Group guiding the business through incorporation of the partnership and computerisation of their accounting records. During his time at N W Brown, Kevin managed a group of six companies, dealt successfully with the Financial Services Authority regulations, and was promoted to Finance Director, in which capacity he was involved in setting up a venture capital company. Learn more about Kevin Harris on Crunchbase…

Nitritex is a manufacturer of premium cleanroom and healthcare Life Sciences consumables. Read more aboutNitritex on Crunchbase…

Carol Phung

Financial Controller @ Anthemis Group

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Anthemis Group is a global investment platform that cultivates change in the financial system. Read more aboutAnthemis Group on Crunchbase…

Neil Marshall

Interim Financial Controller @ Company Shop Group

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Company Shop Group is the redistributor of surplus food and household products. Read more aboutCompany Shop Group on Crunchbase…

Hasan Ilahi

Financial Controller @ Anique Studios

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Our professional, tailored web design service ensures a great design. Read more aboutAnique Studios on Crunchbase…

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