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Chief Financial Officer

An immediately available ACMA/CGMA/ACIS Chief Financal Officer with extensive experience in leading PLC and PE backed B2C Retail and Healthcare groups. Significant M&A activity and “buy & build” implementations, leading sale processes, managing turnarounds, transformational change programmes, restructuring and delivering material cost reduction & profit growth. Built “best-in-class” finance teams, raised significant finance, expert in cash/debt management and Lender Group relationship management. Very well connected within the finance/banking community  

• Responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, investor relations and risk managementa nd Operational responsibility for Finance, Legal and IT
• Developed and implemented rigorous cash preservation and stock control measures.
• Improved markdown management to drive 5 %points net margin improvements.
• Identified clear cost reduction and £2m profit improvement programmes.
• Introduced new “plc quality” Financial MI and PE focused reporting disciplines
• Successfully led a company out of Administration.
• Renegotiated supply contracts and property rental arrangements with landlord.
• Identified clear cost reduction and £3m profit improvement programmes.
• Led transformational change of operating model, including developing online offer
• Provided reassurance to lender group
• Implemented improvements in cash generation and cash conversion ratio.

• Got business ready for exit via operational improvements and reporting enhancements.
• Developed, mentored and rationalised Finance team of 70+ colleagues.
• Recruited to assist in turnaround & restructuring ahead of potential exit.
• Mentored an impressive CEO.
• Enhanced digital trading strategy increasing profitability.
• Developed robust cash preservation measures and reporting.
• Robustly evaluated specific customer promotional campaigns.
• Made unequivocal recommendations to cease specific routes to market.
• Implemented new financial controls and industry standard financial reporting.

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