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International Women’s Day, 2022

International Women’s Day, 2022 CFO NEWS   On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we are delighted to share this interview with Helen Cottle, one of the Partners at Bronzegate. We discussed female leadership and representation in the executive search industry, as well as her experience with clients when it comes to diversity for senior … International Women’s Day, 2022 Read More »

2022 Portfolio CFO Survey

CFO NEWS   2022 Portfolio CFO Survey The previous year, 2021, brought new challenges for private equity investors and their portfolio companies with regards to effective talent attraction and retention. To see the full research document, please provide your details below: Return to insights  

FTSE 100 CFO ANAYLSIS

CFO NEWS   FTSE 100 CFO Anaylsis We are pleased to present the Bronzegate FTSE 100 CFO Analysis. Our annual research takes a closer look at the backgrounds of board CFOs in the top 100 UK listed companies. To see the full research document, please provide the details below: Return to insights  

The Portfolio CFO Survey

CFO NEWS   The Portfolio CFO Survey As a CFO executive search and interim specialist, at Bronzegate we wanted to get a sense of what 2020 meant for CFOs in private equity portfolio companies. Our survey was conducted by approaching our executive network in the UK and Europe working in portfolio companies across all sectors, … The Portfolio CFO Survey Read More »

FTSE 100 CFO Analysis

The Bronzegate team have undertaken detailed research into the backgrounds, tenures and expertise of the FTSE 100 CFO community providing some interesting trends and insight

Inside Private Equity The CFO Survey

This survey and its results are designed to better understand the private equity portfolio CFO community and the relationship between the portfolio CFO and the PE investor....

The value of a non-executive experience

Sitting on another company’s Board can be not just an interesting experience- but the opportunity to bring back to your organisation a lot of challenging new ideas.

FTSE 100 CFO Analysis: Research Document

The Bronzegate team have undertaken detailed research into the backgrounds, tenures and expertise of the FTSE 100 CFO community providing some interesting trends and insight

What Businesses and Headhunters Can Learn From the Premier League

It’s fair to say I am probably a little obsessed by football and there is no greater stage than the Premier League in my opinion. As a Liverpool fan, I have experienced my share of the highs and lows of being a football fan and this season’s Premier League in particular has brought through much in the way of theatre to the beautiful game

The Enduring Challenge of Growth

On a day when the announcement of Pfizer’s plan to merge with Allergen to create a pharmaceutical behemoth rubber-stamped 2015 as a record-breaking year for the mega-merger, it is worth exploring the issue of achieving growth in what is an increasingly challenging global economy

Is Mentoring A Lost Art In Business?

Catching up recently with a senior Director of a FTSE 10 company, we touched upon the topic of business mentoring, an area I have a keen interest in, given the nature of my work within talent management

Three questions a CEO needs to ask before hiring a CFO

CEOs, particularly within SMEs often face the challenge of sourcing a new Finance Director to lead their organisation's finance function. Quite often, the CEO will have limited prior experience of hiring such individuals which can result in a less calculated approach and in some cases, the wrong appointment

The Hidden Trait of the Successful Modern Leader

There has been much written about leadership in the modern era and possibly, given the numerous dissections we have all read, there is little to add. However, upon review of a wide variety of literature

The Changing Face Of The Corporate CFO

However, there remains a wide proportion of the corporate CFO population who have no such desire and who view an even broader or higher-profile CFO role as their primary ambition

Talent, Culture and Shared Services

From his position of having more than 15 years’ experience working with global finance leaders and helping acquire finance leadership talent for large corporations, Adam Akbar,

How to Improve Your Finance Leadership Hiring Strategy

When it comes to hiring financial leadership, CFOs have a vested interest in choosing the proper candidate. Yet, despite this goal, they often don’t take a meticulous approach to the process. Adam Akbar, founding partner of Bronzegate, explains his rationale behind the planning, processing and placement phases of hiring in the finance department.

FP&A: Growth Before Evolution

As the global economy continues to warm up but an air of caution still lingers, so the spotlight shines ever more brightly on in-house finance planning and analysis teams. With uncertain times comes the need for additional insight and data-driven analysis to navigate through potentially choppy waters.

The Real Point of Shared Services

Whenever we encounter financial shared services, either at a conceptual stage, during transformation or immediately after implementation, the language we encounter is relatively consistent.

Imagine There’s No Excel

With the rise of analytics and Big Data, replacements for Excel are proliferating and CFOs of companies large and small are beginning to pay attention

Building a forward-looking board

Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future. Debate over the role of company boards invariably intensifies when things go wrong on a grand scale,

UK Companies hiring at the fastest rate for 16 years

Hiring intentions among UK businesses rose strongly in July to surpass their pre-crisis figure and reach their highest level since 1998, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP

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