Can you tell us about your career background and how you got to the position you are in today?
Having been unsuccessful in securing a job in the City, I had to rethink my career plan after university. So I joined a small brand and comms agency as their office junior, until I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. It was meant to be a 6 month stop gap, but I loved agency life and I loved the people. I found that I had opportunities to grow and learn. I was also incredibly ambitious. We sold the agency to Omnicom around 4 years after I joined. I stayed on and I worked my way through every single finance role up to CFO for its EMEA and APAC operations over a period of 19 years. I then went on to become UK CFO for Publicis Sapient, before setting up my own fractional CFO consultancy, Lab Eight in 2020.