Part of our Treasury Snapshot series: a collection of quickfire interviews with corporate treasurers.
What is top of your treasury to-do list right now and why?
Preparation for Brexit takes priority at the moment. We already have a Dutch branch, but as our merchant book splits into EU and UK, we need to have the relevant account structure and banking facilities both in and out of the EU.
What achievement are you most proud of during your treasury career so far?
The divestment project we had to do when one of our key banking partners reduced their footprint globally, leaving us limited time to set up new entities and continue service to customers unhindered.
Is there one tool (apart from a crystal ball) that would make your job that bit easier?
In a utopia, I’d have an overarching banking portal whereby I could access all my bank accounts across several banks, all in real time. All the functionality of a TMS, with full automation and reporting into whichever departments needed it: accounting, audit etc. A one-stop shop, if you will.
What is the best piece of career and/or life advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself.
When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?
I’m a keen golfer, so when not in the office I’m generally on the course. I’m a member at Worsley Park Marriott, so I play there every week. My favourite course I’ve played is probably the Twenty Ten at Celtic Manor.
Treasury Manager, Worldpay
Chris has worked in the finance sector for 12 and a half years, seven and a half at investment banks, then five at Worldpay, with two in treasury. His main experience comes from having worked in FX, operations and projects.