SIMPLICITY Breakfast Series

The CFO Balancing Act:

Managing a Diverse Set of Board Level Stakeholders

February 2019

Our February SIMPLICITY Breakfast was all about The CFO Balancing Act: Managing a Diverse Set of Board Level Stakeholders.

Hosted by fdu Senior Consultant Steve Evans, our guest speaker was fdu’s CFO David Bloom, who led the discussion drawing on 25 years of international experience in fast growth public and private environments. Great conversation followed about 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.

“A real pleasure. Appreciated the invitation and the discussions were very useful. A well put together list of scenarios I might add.”

“It was terrific. Enjoyed it.”

“Was great to be there. I feel you are onto something quite valuable not only from job seekers but to practitioners as well. Thank you for the reminder and insights. “

About the fdu SIMPLICITY Breakfast Series

fdu’s consultative approach to Executive Search and Recruitment is based upon our deep sector knowledge, our networks and extensive experience. We distil this insight for each unique Client situation, allowing us to provide strong results through our bespoke service.

An important part of this process is sharing knowledge among our Clients, our networks and interested parties in the various sectors we serve. Our SIMPLICITY Breakfast Series brings small groups of high-level individuals together to discuss operationally relevant and transformative topics in the senior Finance function, with an expert guest speaker sharing their expertise in their respective field.

Our SIMPLICITY Breakfasts take place every month with a different theme each time, ranging from the role of AI in Finance to what it takes to be an Interim CFO or insight for Group Controllers with ambition to join the board. We share pertinent, interesting and useful information for people who are looking to be ahead of the curve within the Finance industry.

For more information

Please contact Michelle Blackie

+44 (0)203 196 0780
+44 (0)7702 307 852


Event Details

Where: fdu, 1 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND

When: Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Time: Tea and coffee at 8.00am; Start 8:30am – End 9:45am


Southwark – 5 minutes walk

Waterloo – 10 minutes walk

London Bridge – 10 minutes walk

Blackfriars – 10 minutes walk