Having diverse perspectives in a senior leadership team is integral to producing a robust strategy – the tricky part is pulling them all together. CFOs have a major role to play in making this work, but they need to balance being both objective and supportive, while having strong communication skills.
Dylan Minto, CFO, Shawbrook Bank
"As the CFO, you’re in the very privileged position of being involved from the beginning, so you are able to help shape and influence the direction."
Stuart Owens, UK FD, Europcar Mobility Group
“The key is a balance where the CEO and CFO have a very good relationship, so when the CFO challenges a topic the CEO knows it’s because they genuinely mean it, and that they’re trying to protect the business, as opposed to being a blocker or too risk averse.”