Financial Strategies to Empower Creative Minds with Mehjabeen Patrick
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by Soldo
2w ago
In May’s episode of The CFO Playbook, David McClelland talks to Mehjabeen Patrick, Director of Finance at Arts University Bournemouth, about the challenges and opportunities of finance leadership in the creative sector. As former Chief Finance and Investment Officer at Creative UK, Mehjabeen is all too aware of the financial challenges faced by creative businesses. From her early days working in the banking sector, Mehjabeen is a passionate advocate of finding creative approaches in all aspects of finance. From distributing government grants to providing business mentoring, she highlights the ..read more
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Shaping Ethical Finance in the Age of AI with Giles Andrews OBE
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by Soldo
1M ago
In the latest episode of The CFO Playbook, David McClelland is joined by Giles Andrews OBE, co-founder of Zopa, the world’s first P2P lending business launched in 2004, to discuss two decades working in FinTech and the role of artificial intelligence in shaping the financial services of the future. Finding himself as an accidental CFO in the early days of Zopa thanks to an accountancy qualification, Giles progressed to CEO and Chairman and is still an active Board Member, responsible for in excess of £4bn in loans in the UK, and revolutionising the way we look at banking. Reflecting on the eco ..read more
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Shaping Ethical Finance in the Age of AI with Giles Andrews OBE
The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
1M ago
In the latest episode of The CFO Playbook, David McClelland is joined by Giles Andrews OBE, co-founder of Zopa, the world’s first P2P lending business launched in 2004, to discuss two decades working in FinTech and the role of artificial intelligence in shaping the financial services of the future. Finding himself as an accidental CFO in the early days of Zopa thanks to an accountancy qualification, Giles progressed to CEO and Chairman and is still an active Board Member, responsible for in excess of £4bn in loans in the UK, and revolutionising the way we look at banking. Reflecting on the eco ..read more
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Navigating Financial Innovation in Economic Downturn with Richard Dana


The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
2M ago
In this episode of The CFO Playbook, David McClelland explores how financial management should be embedded into company culture with Richard Dana, co-founder and CEO at Tembo Money. With a background in corporate finance, Richard shares how he leveraged his interest in travel to co-found the budget-boutique hotel booking platform Doris and Dickie, and the lessons learned from being thrifty in balancing the books from day one with a small team, managing by cost. Reflecting on his role as CFO at Founders Factory, a unique platform matching leading corporate brands with industry expertise with in ..read more
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Spring Budget Debrief - live panel discussion
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by Soldo
2M ago
With growth at the heart of the recent Spring Budget, how can companies fuel productivity and accomplish more? On March 13th, 2024, business and economics experts met at the London Stock Exchange to decode the Chancellor’s Spring Budget at an event hosted by Soldo. This live episode of The CFO Playbook is hosted by David McClelland and features an expert panel - David Owen, Chief Economist, Saltmarsh Economics  Liz Earle MBE of Liz Earle Wellbeing Emma Heal, MD at Lucky Saint Carlo Gualandri, CEO of Soldo Chapters - (00:00) - Productivity and Growth Challenges in the UK (11:54) - Economic ..read more
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Creating a Legacy of Impactful Finance Leadership with Baron Anyangwe
The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
2M ago
Welcome to a new series of The CFO Playbook, brought to you by Soldo. In this episode, our new host, technology reporter, presenter and consumer champion, David McClelland talks to Baron Anyangwe, a finance leader, about his journey and insights into leadership. They discuss the importance of flexibility and passion in career choices, the impact of volunteering, and Baron’s own holistic leadership framework. The framework includes principles such as widening perspectives, finding meaningful work, focusing on strengths, and setting milestones for progress. Baron emphasises the importance of mar ..read more
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Spring Budget Debrief - live panel discussion
The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
3M ago
With growth at the heart of the recent Spring Budget, how can companies fuel productivity and accomplish more? On March 13th, 2024, business and economics experts met at the London Stock Exchange to decode the Chancellor’s Spring Budget at an event hosted by Soldo. This live episode of The CFO Playbook is hosted by David McClelland and features an expert panel - David Owen, Chief Economist, Saltmarsh Economics  Liz Earle MBE of Liz Earle Wellbeing Emma Heal, MD at Lucky Saint Carlo Gualandri, CEO of Soldo Chapters - (00:00) - Productivity and Growth Challenges in the UK (11:54) - Economic ..read more
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Creating a Legacy of Impactful Finance Leadership with Baron Anyangwe
The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
3M ago
Welcome to a new series of The CFO Playbook, brought to you by Soldo. In this episode, our new host, technology reporter, presenter and consumer champion, David McClelland talks to Baron Anyangwe, a finance leader, about his journey and insights into leadership. They discuss the importance of flexibility and passion in career choices, the impact of volunteering, and Baron’s own holistic leadership framework. The framework includes principles such as widening perspectives, finding meaningful work, focusing on strengths, and setting milestones for progress. Baron emphasises the importance of mar ..read more
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Creating a Legacy of Impactful Finance Leadership with Baron Anyangwe
The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
3M ago
Welcome to a new series of The CFO Playbook, brought to you by Soldo. In this episode, our new host, technology reporter, presenter and consumer champion, David McClelland talks to Baron Anyangwe, a finance leader, about his journey and insights into leadership. They discuss the importance of flexibility and passion in career choices, the impact of volunteering, and Baron’s own holistic leadership framework. The framework includes principles such as widening perspectives, finding meaningful work, focusing on strengths, and setting milestones for progress. Baron emphasises the importance of mar ..read more
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Investing in Automation with Francis Trudeau, CFO at BrainBox AI
The CFO Playbook
by Soldo
3M ago
Francis Trudeau recently took on the honor and challenge of being the first CFO at BrainBox AI, a tech startup that’s helping to fight climate change by making buildings smarter and more efficient. Coming off of a recognition at COP26 as the winner of the “Tech for Our Planet Challenge,” BrainBox is a leader in leveraging technology at scale for the greater good.  Francis came to BrainBox after his first tenure as CFO at a more mature company, Logibec. For this new venture, Francis is tasked with building the operational and technical foundation for the finance department, while also acti ..read more
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