Podcast

July 2020 14:29

From Treasurer to CFO: Why Soft Skills Matter

Eleanor Hill, TMI, speaks to Adam Boukadida, CFO, Etihad Aviation Group, about the importance of soft skills when recruiting corporate treasury personnel, and how these attributes are helping to shape the increasingly strategic role of treasury departments.

Article

July 2020 6 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: John Chamberlain

Technology may have transformed many elements of the job, but John Chamberlain believes it also makes things too easy for junior members of the profession. Which is one reason why, when recruiting, he looks for candidates with the ability to continue learning, people...

Article

June 2020 8 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Paul Byrne

The Russian debt crisis of 1998, the dot-com bubble and then the global financial crash didn’t faze Paul Byrne. In fact, he describes 2008 as a ‘fantastic time’ to be in treasury, with all the challenges it brought alongside the opportunities to rebuild...

Article

May 2020 4 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Lisa Dukes

You have to be bulletproof to succeed in treasury, as well as being not only a Jack of all trades but a master of them all, according to Lisa Dukes. But if you can view your department as a balloon rather than a ladder, your roles will expand according to your...

Article

March 2020 5 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Terry Nelson

Anticipate, be proactive and maximise your time management skills – these are three pieces of advice to treasury newcomers from Terry Nelson. And if you can become a subject matter expert in your field and combine your discipline with a knowledge of technology, then...

Article

January 2020 4 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Romy Tognon

Romy Tognon laughingly admits that at the age of 17, when she dreamt of being an auditor, her idea of entertainment was a pile of financial results. Now forging a successful career in the ‘fantastic world’ of treasury, she thinks that a good treasury team is...

Article

November 2019 4 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Garry Beardshall

Ask questions, refuse to be pigeonholed and keep a sense of humour, these are just three pieces of advice to newcomers to the profession from Garry Beardshall. And when his head isn’t deep into treasury management, Garry can be found testing himself with off-road...

Article

October 2019 6 Min Read

Ready for the Future? The Importance of Succession Planning

TMI talks to Christof Nelischer, about the importance of succession planning in treasury. TMI: You are an advocate of succession planning in treasury. Can you explain your rationale? CN: I firmly believe that, in general, every organisation should aim to draw on and...

Article

September 2019 7 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Nicolas Tusseau

Take risks when young, keep studying and stay abreast of technology – this is key advice Nicolas Tusseau gives to anyone looking to develop their career in treasury. And he quotes Richard Branson, who famously said: “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity...

Article

August 2019 4 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Karen Van den Driessche

Karen Van den Driessche is looking for drivers on the bus, not passengers when she is recruiting for her team. The right attitude, common sense and attention to detail are also high on her priority list. “Commit yourself,” she advises, “and you will soon see that...

Article

May 2019 9 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: Barbara Shortall, Northern Ireland Water

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...

Article

April 2019 7 Min Read

My Life in Treasury: James Kelly, Pearson

When James Kelly is recruiting for his team, he looks for people who can “defend against risk, control the agenda and pounce on opportunities.” And his top tip for new finance professionals is to capitalise on their fresh perspective. “Be demanding,” he...

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