Chief Financial Officer
I aspire to be the best version of myself, taking the opportunity to constantly learn.
Following my graduation as an Accounting and Finance graduate from the Robert Gordon University, I began my career with Anderson Anderson and Brown in 2005 where I obtained my chartered accountancy qualification whilst working within both the firm's audit and corporate finance teams.
In 2009 I joined the Global Energy Group as Group Financial Controller where I then progressed into an Investment Portfolio Manager in 2012 supporting 5 Portfolio companies within the Group. I was provided with the opportunity to further develop my business acumen with a 6 months extension leadership and business development opportunity in Boston on the Saltire Fellowship Programme in 2012.
When I returned from Boston, I progressed into working as part of the group’s senior management team as Head of Corporate Finance in 2013 before taking on the role as Regional Director/President for a group company in Houston, Texas in 2016 where I had full profit and loss responsibility for the performance of the company and region for the 3 trading divisions.
I returned to the UK in late 2016 taking over as CFO for the group. I'm involved in assisting in formulating the future direction of the company and supporting with tactical initiatives, reviewing key investment opportunities and the forecasting of future financial performance for the group.
Do you have any Professional Goals/ Aspirations for the industry?
To support businesses in understanding carbon footprint and contributing to reduced emissions in businesses.
Do you have any Personal Goals that you are hoping to achieve?
Personally, I aspire to be the best version of myself, taking the opportunity to constantly learn and one day progress my career to a role of CEO.
What inspires you?
Challenge/Ambition/Possibility – breaking the mould, creating inspiration.
Team Work – achieving a common purpose, mentoring those in the team.
Autonomy – Ability to get on with and give people a chance to reach own solutions.
Gratitude – Fairness and Humility.
Why do you work with GEG Group of companies?
The business is very agile, fast-paced and always looking to better itself. Every day presents a different challenge and opportunity. The change in the energy market and impact on GEG is a testament to the businesses ever-evolving direction.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Life is one long lesson (the concept of “Lifelong learning”).
We are always learning; the concept of lifelong learning encourages humility and encourages the need to understand or be understood.