A well organised qualified Financial Executive, with extensive senior management experience in both industry and the public sector. Key skills include formulating and implementing company-wide strategies and policies, leading and implementing complex bids. Proven track record in both strategy and implementation to ensure improvement of financial performance within organisations.
Prepared theHS1 prospectus which resulted in refinancing the company through raising £750m US Private Placement and £600m UK Bond.
Managed the Track Access and Station Access Conditions Contracts generating over £260m revenue whilst acting as the focal liaison officer with the train and freight operating companies.
Closed out the £10m expenditure and £4m revenue contacts with Olympic Delivery Authority and HS1.
Recovered 4 years backlog/arrears capital projects funding saving HS1 over £8m revenue and prepared information and population of the data room which resulted in HS1 being sold on a thirty year concession to two Canadian pension funds.
Managed and implemented new business critical finance and maintenance system across the Serco business unit, generating a turnover of £1 Billion.
Carried out a financial review of the Serco Group wide systems, making recommendations to the Board to meet the group’s strategy to move from FTSE 250 to FTSE 100 status.
Successfully negotiated the extension of the two years Franchise agreement worth £60M and managed the bidding process for the new Serco Docklands Light Railway franchise, successfully securing a further 7 years to 2013
Experience:Extensive finance management experience in a variety of roles, establishing maintaining and monitoring projects of up to £700M. Has directly managed teams of up to 11 accountants and payroll administration for major transport companies and has led teams for divisional accounting and reporting. Has implemented, developed and supported systems, procedures and controls to safeguard the company’s assets through significant growth (Value of assets managed £1,000M, passenger growth 15m to 55m and ancillary revenue from £100k to £3m over a nine year period). Significant experience in the preparation of board papers and presentation to the board and senior management team.