9 lessons from CFOs who lead
Mentors helped Nigel Mason FCPA find his direction as an accountant. Now at AirEng he has his own passion to develop businesses and people.
Jacquetta Griggs FCPA, CFO at AIS and deputy president of CPA Australia’s Victorian Divisional Council, has a passion for education and a nose for cash flow.
Marcell Judkins FCPA has found her CFO role at the Port of Melbourne’s brand new, fully automated container terminal is as much ambassadorial as it is financial.
High-powered roles in the UK and Australia have enabled Samantha Drury CPA to bring a wide range of skills to the not-for-profit area of aged care and social housing.
Three decades of working in government has taught Greg Stenton CPA that you might not make a fortune in public service but you will make a difference.
Taking a deep dive into the numbers is a not-so-secret passion for Bausch & Lomb's Charles Yang FCPA, and he finds real joy in sharing the stories that those numbers tell.
A strong background in business strategy has given Andrew Townend CPA the skills to drive big change at PepsiCo’s snack food and beverages business.
From crunching the numbers for toll roads to helping ensure the success of the precinct around the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Annuar Marzuki Abdul Aziz’s financial nous and people skills have stood him in good stead.
Rachael Cox CPA strives to excel as CFO at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where she balances the requirements of preserving a heritage building with providing vibrant experiences for visitors.
Geosynthetics are materials that stabilise terrain and hold big engineering projects together. Dennis Grech FCPA performs much the same function at an Australian company that’s playing in the big league.
Working for statutory bodies requires a certain passion for public service and the skill to harness team synergies to achieve the best possible results. Noorida Baharuddin brings all that and more to her role as CFO with Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation.
From corporate banking to the tax department and now CFO of one of New Zealand’s major retirement village companies, Scott Scoullar’s career has been all about taking on new challenges.
Variety WA has a mission “to empower Western Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn”. For CFO Max Meikle it’s less of a job and more of a calling.
Tabcorp, one of the world’s largest publicly listed gambling entertainment companies, is a good match for Johnston's skill set - and longstanding passion for horseracing.
Becoming CFO of respected education services provider Navitas early this year was a marked change of direction for telco/media veteran David Buckingham.
Philip Neutze CPA is the CFO of Auckland Airport Ltd, New Zealand's busiest airport.
Global conglomerate GE is involved in a range of sectors – power, water, healthcare and transport, to name a few. It’s the perfect fit for GE's Belinda Shaw, a high-achieving FCPA from Adelaide.
The concept of creating a safer environment and improving society in general has led Daniel Langelaan FCPA, CFO of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, down a very satisfying career path.
Cutting his teeth with an American banking giant in the heady days of the 1980s put Ramy Aziz in good stead to hold the financial reins at the Australian Securities Exchange.
Giles Southwell FCPA, CFO at NZ Inland Revenue, has taken on a new challenge in the NZ Ministry of Health.
How do you make the move?