It’s not just technical abilities Barbara Shortall looks for when recruiting for her team. Communication and relationship-building skills are high on her list, as well as the ability to “enjoy the complexities” of treasury. And if any of those complexities ever prove to be unusually tricky, she sometimes finds the answer while reading a good book.
After joining SWIFT in 1995, Javier Pérez-Tasso has experienced a colourful career, including seven years as a member of the SWIFT Executive Team. After succeeding as Chief Executive Officer, Pérez-Tasso is expected to implement his track-record of impressive leadership qualities to ensure that the organisation can continue to effectively support the global financial community.
After beginning his treasury career in the 1980s, Garry Beardshall discusses his hiring criteria, the importance of a formal treasury education and how the skillset of treasurers has remained unchanged despite huge advancements in terms of available treasury technologies.