Our guest speaker was Peter White, who led the discussion with his experiences of the changing nature of the CFO role within fast-moving environments. Peter is well placed to comment on the pace of change in the technology space due to his extensive involvement in innovative technology companies.
Our guest speaker was Neil Fachie, reigning world champion and tandem kilo world record holder in cycling and performance business coach, who discussed overcoming limiting beliefs and situations in sport, business and life.
Our guest speaker was Heeral Gudka, a leadership performance consultant and coach working with individuals and businesses internationally. Heeral discussed ‘The Life of a CFO’, looking specifically at the changing role of a CFO; networking and relationships; stakeholder and media scrutiny; and communication.
Our guest speaker was equity visionary and innovator Christian Gabriel, CEO of Capdesk. He discussed managing a cap table and determining ownership throughout the lifecycle of a company’s growth; a valuable session to Founders and CFOs in private growth SMEs, pre-revenue right the way through to Exit.
Our guest speaker was Heeral Gudka, a leadership performance consultant and coach working with individuals and businesses internationally. Heeral led the conversation discussing ‘The Life of a CFO’, looking specifically at the changing role of a CFO; networking and relationships; stakeholder and media scrutiny; and communication.
On a blistering summer's day, fdu managed to cool everyone down at the Olympic Velodrome with the promise of speed delivering a welcome breeze on the track. We hosted another very successful private networking event with a one hour track cycling session followed by drinks and networking. After a [...]
"Tell me something I don't know ..." The Chairman's View of the CFO
Our guest speaker was Jonathan McKay, an industry veteran with over 30 years of international experience and currently Chairman of Forward Partners, Cambridge Broadband, Driftrock, ISG, Poq and La Fosse Associates. He led the discussion on the chairman’s view of the CFO in terms of fundraising, potential M&A, strategic planning and the growing international responsibilities of the role. He also looked at the broadening of the CFO role into the COO role and whether this is a logical career path.
All Aboard – Moving from CFO to Non-Executive in the FTSE Environment
Our guest speaker was Caroline Brown, Chair, Independent Director and commercially focused business leader with 20 years main Board experience in the media, professional services and technology sectors. She now chairs NAHL Group plc, chairs the audit committees of Luceco plc and Earthport plc (currently being taken over by Visa), is an independent NED on the Boards of Georgia Capital plc and IP Group plc as well a Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Caroline led the conversation discussing her moving from a CFO in the FTSE into Non-Executive in the FTSE and Private environment, along with all the challenges that entails.
AIMing Higher in the Public Markets: Executive to Non-Executive – a Metamorphosis
Our guest speaker was Roger Jeynes, chairman of AIM-listed software company ZOO Digital Group plc (ZOO.L), who led the discussion sharing his experiences of the AIM market and the many interesting aspects of transitioning from executive to non-executive.
The Worlds of Football and Entertainment: A Business Match Made in Heaven?
Our guest speaker was Andy Redman, President and COO of The Tornante Company LLC as well as Chairman of the Board of Topps and a Member of the Board of Portsmouth FC. Andy discussed the business implications surrounding the unique acquisition of Portsmouth FC from the fans and his experiences of the juxtaposition of running a business and an entertainment asset.
The CFO Balancing Act: Managing a Diverse Set of Board Level Stakeholders
Our guest speaker, fdu's CFO David Bloom, led the discussion on the challenging space CFOs often find themselves in, having to simultaneously manage the expectations of the CEO, the Board, the Bank, Shareholders - be it public or private - while still confidently managing Finance.
Our guest speaker Christopher Argent led the conversation about using Artificial Intelligence to simplify and speed up forecasting or performance management, drawing on his specialist experience in transformation and change in Finance, Business and IT/BI/Data projects.
Our guest speaker Mickey Kalifa, an experienced public and private non-executive, CEO and CFO, shared his experiences of the roller coaster ride that is the Mergers & Acquisitions process as it relates to companies, people and their management.
Our evening of taking sport success to the boardroom and beyond proved to be a rich source of discussion around the correlation between top-level rugby and succeeding in business. Former Head Coach of the London Broncos in Rugby League and the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby Tony Rea took [...]
fdu hosted another very successful private networking session at the Olympic Velodrome. After a quick introductory session and a few warm up laps, our 16 energetic riders sped around the track - legs pumping, lungs bursting but smiles huge and spirits high. With speeds varying from ‘Tour de France’ to [...]
Picture the scene … 16 aspiring track riders from the fdu network taking to the Olympic Velodrome, home of the London 2012 Olympics. Nervous excitement flowing through their veins as the serene atmosphere of the impressive cycling building almost lulls them into a false sense of security – almost, [...]