View the most recent recording in our series of Contemporary FD Bitesized webinars, jointly hosted with our strategic partners Equity FD. These are designed to supplement our live annual Contemporary FD Summit, scheduled for September 2023, where the CFOs and FDs of the country's most exciting, innovative and ambitious companies come together to share ideas, insights and advice.
Hard as it may seem to imagine, only just over a year ago predictions were for a firm post COVID boost in the economy, however the current economic landscape continues to be unpredictable. So, what must a shrewd CFO do to protect against unpredictability? We decided to bring an experienced panel together to share their insight, knowledge, and real-life experiences, looking at a suggested set of ‘rules’ to follow. In conversation with Sarah Hunt Founder and CEO of EquityFD will be:
Maeve Hurley - an experienced Finance and Operations Executive with a history in the tech sector, SaaS businesses, Enterprise Software, E-commerce. Most recently CFO of VC backed Glofox, CRM platform for gyms which has sold to a US fitness tech solutions business;
Frank Bandura - 30 years of experience as CFO / FD in the restaurant, hospitality, and leisure sectors, 17 of those at Carluccio’s as well as previous CFO at Gaucho. Currently at Gusto;
Derek Playford - most recently CFO at the Aspers Casino Group. Prior to this Derek held other gambling sector roles at Gala Coral as Finance Director in Retail Betting and Bingo. Elsewhere, Derek has also helped drive value growth in the rapidly expanding fintech sector.
Evelyn Partners’ Emily Berry, Associate Director in Tax will be sharing some of the latest from her client base of fast-growth, scale-up businesses.
Emily specialises in providing tailored advice to businesses and their founders, helping them with all their tax and accounting needs; devising and implementing strategies that effectively manage tax opportunity, risk and compliance.
Sarah established EquityFD in 2000, with EquityFC, EquityInterim and EquityChair in the following years.
Derek was most recently CFO at the Aspers Casino Group, having steered the Group successfully through the uncertainty caused by funding, COVID, interest rates and cost inflation challenges over the recent three years. Prior to this Derek held other gambling sector roles at Gala Coral as Finance Director in both Retail Betting and Bingo. Prior to joining Aspers Derek held senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer roles in financial services businesses helping drive value from the rapidly expanding fintech sector. Derek has an MBA and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Maeve Hurley is an experienced Finance and Operations Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the tech sector, with skills in SaaS businesses, Enterprise Software, E-commerce, VC backed businesses, and Sales Operations. Maeve’s most recent role was as CFO of VC backed Glofox , a ground breaking new CRM platform for gyms which has recently sold to a US fitness tech solutions business.
30 years of experience as CFO / FD in the restaurant, hospitality, and leisure sectors, 17 of those at Carluccio’s as well as previous CFO at Gaucho. Currently at Gusto.