Our Interim CFOs

We partner with proven CFO’s who are leaders in their fields, have demonstrated success and can inject niche skills and industry knowledge at short notice. 

Below is a selection of the Interim CFOs who are fully screened and immediately available for short and longer-term assignments.

This is not a complete list, so please get in touch if you are requiring a specific skillset or would like to discuss an assignment.

Change / Replacement CFO: Specialist with large complex businesses

CA Qualified executive level CFO with a strong mix of strategic thinking and “hands on” operational expertise. Diverse industry experience including telecommunications, FMCG / manufacturing, technology, health and shared services within the public and private sectors.

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Developing and implementing business growth strategies
  • Turning around underperforming business units, transformation and restructures
  • Working capital management and cash flow improvement
  • Evaluation of process and systems re-engineering
  • Integration of new business entities and on and offshoring activities
  • Business partnering with CEOs and lifting business partnering capability within Finance
  • Leading and mentoring high performance teams
  • Complex stakeholder management
  • Corporate governance, including internal control frameworks and improved board reporting.

Change / Growth CFO: Turnaround specialist

CA Qualified, outcomes-focused executive level CFO with both CEO and COO experience within entrepreneurial SME’s, corporates, education, accommodation, investment and property.

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Management consulting, insolvency, restructuring consulting, M&A, business optimisation and systems
  • Gaining immediate traction to address and resolve critical business issues
  • Distressed business management as well as business and financial restructuring
  • Negotiating through tight liquidity and resource constraints
  • Working capital management, short term cashflow stress and solvency issues
  • Leading teams through business survival, change and growth
  • Empowering, motivating and developing best practice performance
  • Systems optimisation, change and restructuring strategies.

Establishment / Growth CFO: Multiple business sale experience

An experienced CA qualified executive with a demonstrated record of success across a broad range of industries including software development, transport and manufacturing. A skilled change agent able to bring focus in managing the performance of companies to deliver improved stakeholder value.  

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Change management, including cultural change and leadership
  • Financial management and restructuring
  • Audit and risk management 
  • Strategic planning 
  • Corporate governance, including internal control frameworks and board reporting
  • Due diligence associated with acquisitions and disposals.

Change / Replacement CFO: Change and corporate governance specialist

A CA Qualified executive level CFO with a broad skillset, experienced in sustainably growing profit and business value through strategic and financial commercialism. 

Experience gained in large and small organisations across multi-sectors and between non-regulated to highly regulated.  Passionate about seeing the business and people grow and achieve their potential.

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Finance, actuarial, taxation, strategy, risk management, funds management and governance
  • Leading, developing and attracting talent while maintaining robust financial controls and governance
  • Strategic and commercial thinker and executor
  • Attention to detail and a strong focus on developing and ensuring robust financial control practices across the business
  • Strong people leader that builds motivated teams and relates easily
  • Significant governance exposure and experience preparing and presenting board papers and presentations
  • Ability to explain complex matter in simple terms
  • Manager of complex stakeholder relationships
  • Liquidity and capital management
  • Acquisition due diligence and integration of new business entities
  • Highly practicable and able to work between the detail to the high level with ease.

Growth CFO: Specialist in SME and medium sized corporates

CA Qualified CFO with a straightforward and pragmatic approach. Wide industry experience including FMCG, manufacturing, import, export, entertainment and hospitality. Executive roles held in smaller family-owned businesses through to listed international corporations.

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Business strategy development
  • Operational and cashflow forecasting (working capital management)
  • Restructure development, implementation, and change management including process improvement
  • Governance requirements including health and safety, risk management, role of a leadership team and board interactions
  • Mentoring and coaching.

Change/ Project CFO: Systems and projects specialist

CA Qualified (KPMG trained) senior manager CFO/PM who hits the ground running by understanding the detail and quickly developing a strategic roadmap.  A passionate leader (with a good sense of humour) who focuses on delivering long term audited profitability. 

Broad commercial experience gained through exposure in sectors including blue-chip financial services, property development, healthcare, childcare, local government, insurance, and start-up software development.

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Company turnarounds
  • Developing and implementing websites, ledgers, billing engines and cost-effective management reporting automation  
  • Effective change management with a focus on improving daily cashflow 
  • Mentoring and managing both software development teams and accounting teams.  

Change / Replacement CFO: Restructuring, sale and turnaround specialist

Extensive high-level leader with experience in sectors including retail, distribution, finance, insurance, manufacturing, property and corporate services, both in New Zealand and offshore. 

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance, including internal control frameworks and improved board reporting
  • Coaching for stakeholders – financial and non-financial at all levels
  • Reshaping finance functions to be fit for purpose, including leading process improvement initiatives and assessing capability
  • Decision support and finance business partnering programmes to better support businesses
  • Leadership in either buying or selling processes for businesses, including establishing the level of readiness for sale
  • Assistance with stakeholders on growth strategies or strategies in response to significant disruption
  • Development and implementation of turnaround strategies for businesses in distress
  • Authentic, empathetic, customer centric and a big picture thinker who enjoys the challenge of working with smaller organisations.

Change / Growth CFO: Specialist with M&A and IPO with large corporates

Highly commercial finance executive with broad geographic and sector experience including services, manufacturing, FMCG, building and portfolio investment. Exposure to New Zealand, Australia, the US, UK, South America and Asia. 

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Developing strategy that identifies current and potential competitive advantage as well as areas of competitive risk
  • Leading and coaching high-performing and responsible teams
  • Developing multi-year business plans to implement strategy in a coherent manner and identify resource gaps quickly
  • Improving financial clarity through effective and efficient forecasting, focusing on key numeric measures
  • Identifying structural operational gaps before they show up in monthly results
  • Providing in-depth insight to management and boards on emerging issues and opportunities (both financial and non-financial).  
  • Driving change by partnering with the CEO to identify key business opportunities / issues
  • Obtaining sustainable business funding – debt and equity including including public markets
  • Acquisition / divestment (M&A) and integration / separation of businesses
  • Implementation of NZX / ASX corporate governance and investor relations
  • Large property portfolio management (tenant side).

Growth / Project / Replacement CFO: Commercial, Change Management, Projects and M&A specialist

A strategic and commercially-minded CFO who focuses on delivering results, building amazing teams and creating value in an ever-changing business environment.

A qualified CA with experience gained in large to medium-sized organisations as well as start-ups across various industry sectors including dairy, FMCG, manufacturing, retail banking, funds management, and commercial banking.

Expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Developing and executing business strategies.
  • Lifting business performance through partnering with CEOs and lead teams.
  • Managing complex projects and stakeholder relationships.
  • Leadership and mentoring to build high performance teams.
  • Due diligence processes for both sale and acquisition M&A activities.
  • Change management including integration or de-coupling of business units.
  • Building corporate governance structures and processes, including internal control frameworks and board reporting.
  • Implementing working capital and cashflow improvement strategies.
  • Improving management reporting through building KPI dashboards and actionable insights.
  • Running efficient financial planning, reporting and forecasting processes.
  • Building risk management frameworks.