Chief Financial Officers
The responsibilities of today’s finance leader have changed dramatically. Already navigating increased regulation, digital transformation, unstable geopolitical climates and turbulent local & global economies, the financial pressures brought by the pandemic have added a further level of complexity to an ever-evolving remit.
The modern Chief Financial Officer must be able to navigate complex markets with multiple disciplinary challenges, while also inspiring confidence as an organisational leader and company figure head. Today, financial leadership is not about just cutting costs or compliancy; it’s far more complex and interesting. They must be both strategic-minded and hands-on, while demonstrating the agility, foresight, and innovation to manage an organisation through change and disruption.
At Green Park, our expert consultants help organisations overcome challenges and unlock their competitive advantage through high-performing and transformative executive leadership talent. Our unique recruitment and consultative capabilities span the intersecting fields of talent, diversity, and brand reputation. This perfectly positions us a talent partner for organisations wishing to grow and protect investment through highly skilled financial leaders and greater environmental & social governance.
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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We have been proactively mapping and championing diverse leadership talent since our inception fifteen years ago. For us, inclusion is institutional, not an add on.
Through our annual Business Leaders Index, first published in 2014, we have tracked the ethnocultural and gender diversity of Chief Financial Officers and senior finance leaders across the FTSE 100, now extending to the FTSE 250. This gives us the industry’s most robust data map of where to find diverse leadership talent, and it shows in the composition of our executive search shortlists.
We pride ourselves on our extensive networks across the finance community and are always searching for new and emerging talent to provide our clients with a fresh outlook. This commitment is underpinned by our inclusive processes and carefully considered briefs, which enable us to attract and engage a broader pool of talent. Our track record of delivering diverse candidate shortlists makes it easier for clients to ensure the composition of their finance and control teams are more representative of their workforce.
Our CFO team have delivered mandates to a global client base including FTSE AIM companies as well as privately owned businesses, private equity funded start-ups and established acquisitions. Coming from a finance background they have lived experience of the pressures facing modern finance leaders, where strategic and operational responsibilities necessitate highly dynamic skill sets.
Our ability to combine discipline and sector expertise sets us apart. We believe firmly in the principle of “best team in the room”. This means our clients gain access to the insights and experience of specialist consultants relevant to both their role and industry. They also benefit from the expertise of our Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Ethics Consultancy, who can identify gaps in inclusivity and offering change-driven solutions for the trickiest of assignments.
In addition to our team expertise, our clients gain comfort through our delivery capabilities that involve working closely with organisations in long-term relationships anchored by trust in our data-led approach.
Of Roles Are With Existing Clients
“Paul is great at joining the dots by identifying the business needs and the professional skills/ experience appropriate to add value to organisations. He thinks outside the box to recommend advisory/NED appointments which bring diversity of thought and perspectives to enhance Boards. Thanks to Paul, I was placed on the Digital Board at Dreams.”
CFO | Digital Catapult
“Working with Green Park I feel confident of a thorough and professional job which will deliver me a diverse candidate list and crucially… the right person for the job. Paul Bullock is a pleasure to work with, combining professionalism with tenacity and a great sense of humour!”
CEO FPS Events & Group Operations | Euromoney
"Working with Green Park has always been a pleasure. When working on assignment with Green Park, the communications were excellent and every effort was made to ensure everything went well, with regular communication throughout. Care is taken to ensure a good match is made between interims and the clients."
Global VP People & Transformation Lead
"Jo Sweetland of Green Park is just the best. She absolutely IS Green Park. Hard working. Super smart and understands a client’s needs. Jo has deep market relationships and superb networks. She sets the benchmark for Search in the recruitment industry. I would never hesitate to recommend Jo Sweetland to anyone. A delight to work with BUT more importantly brings the best results."
Head of UKI Recruitment | EY
"Working with Green Park was my first experience of the Interim management market. What I appreciate about the team is the effort they put in to develop deep and long term relationships with their interim candidates."
Group HR Audit | Natixis Bank
Green Park has a proven track record delivering roles at the highest levels of finance, spanning Private, Public Sector and Not-For-Profit sectors. Additionally, we carry out searches in Taxation, Treasury, Accounting Policy and Advisory, Audit & Compliance, Investor Relations, and Business Management & Partnering functions. Roles placed include:
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Chief Financial Officers
Group Finance Directors
Group Tax & Audit Directors
Heads of Treasury
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Director of CFO Practice
Partner, CEO & Board
Partner, Consumer, Supply Chain and Renewables
Senior Client Partnerships Lead