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In this weekly podcast I interview Treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers.

I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing. Other areas we talk about include;

-Career highlights and lowlights
-Where they got their big break
-What they see as key to their success
-Where do their careers go from here?
-What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession

As a treasury recruitment company, we also explore treasury talent issues and what they believe is the future for treasury profession?

The Treasury Career Corner Mike Richards

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In this weekly podcast I interview Treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers.

I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing. Other areas we talk about include;

-Career highlights and lowlights
-Where they got their big break
-What they see as key to their success
-Where do their careers go from here?
-What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession

As a treasury recruitment company, we also explore treasury talent issues and what they believe is the future for treasury profession?

    Managing Treasury FX & Automation with Michael Bradley

    Managing Treasury FX & Automation with Michael Bradley

    The Treasury Career Corner podcast is all about sharing information to support treasury professionals and their careers. In this episode, I talk to Michael Bradley, the former Executive Director and Assistant Treasurer of FX & Investments at Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene Corporation, about how he built his career and what advice he has for anyone who aspires to achieve the same level of career success. 
    FX & Investments at Celgene Corporation was a global biotechnology company specializing in the development and commercialization of treatments for hematology-oncology, inflammation and immunology. For six years, Michael was responsible for developing and managing Celgene’s global FX hedging and investment programs.
    Celgene was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in November 2019, and Michael remained on to transition responsibilities to the Bristol Treasury team until April 2020. Prior to joining Celgene, Michael worked for 15 years at Merck & Co., Inc. in a variety of treasury, tax, and financial evaluation functions including six years as the Director of FX Risk Management.
    Michael holds an MBA in Management from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, a BBA in Accounting from The College of William & Mary, and a CPA license in the state of Virginia.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Michael went from an accounting to a treasury career
    Why you should think about risk and how it affects a company
    Michael’s ethos around FX
    How the treasury team was structured
    Why qualifications are helpful but not necessarily essential
    The expected role of automation and artificial intelligence on the future of treasury
    How Michael sees treasury evolving
    Michael shares his top tips for other treasurers
     
    If you’d like to get in touch with Michael, you can connect with him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bradley-67318110/).
    Read the article by Judy C. Lewent, (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-6622.1990.tb00184.x)
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. send us your CV (https://treasuryrecruitment.com/register-your-cv/)and let us help you with your next career move!
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    • 34 min
    How to Become a Group Treasurer with John Fulton

    How to Become a Group Treasurer with John Fulton

    If you want to build a successful treasury career, it’s good to learn from other treasurers, hear their stories, and listen to their advice. I invited John Fulton to join me on this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast. John was previously the Interim Group Treasurer at Kantar and is now involved in consulting projects in the CFO and Treasury space.
    John has 20 years of senior leadership global finance roles in public and private companies across developed and emerging markets. He is a dynamic and creative thinker and leader with an enviable corporate treasury track record of deal execution. He worked as the Interim Group Treasurer at Kantar, which was founded in 1992 and is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company with its global headquarters based in London. Kantar helps clients understand people and inspire growth. As a data and evidence-based agency, they provide insights and actionable recommendations to clients, worldwide.
    They have a complete, unique, and rounded understanding of people around the world: how they think, feel, and act, globally and locally in over 90 markets. Kantar doesn’t just help clients understand what’s happened, they tell them why and how they can shape the future. With a diverse client base, Kantar inspires, informs and works with them to create strategies whatever their objectives – improving brand awareness, attracting more consumers, increasing brand penetration, financial success or growing peoples’ confidence in public services.
    After leaving Kantar at the end of 2019, John has moved into private consultation.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How John got into the finance industry
    John talks about his experiences working in public and private markets based in the UK, US, Mexico, NZ, Turkey, and many more
    How to leverage different skills and experiences as a treasurer
    What treasurers can learn from the COVID-19 crisis
    A look at John’s recruitment process and what he looks for in candidates
    How technology will impact treasury
    John shares career advice for young treasurers
    If you want to get in touch with John, you can connect with him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johngfulton/).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. send us your CV (https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs) and let us help you in your next career move!
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    • 36 min
    The Role of Ethics in Treasury with Gary Slawther

    The Role of Ethics in Treasury with Gary Slawther

    My special guest on this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast is Gary Slawther, Interim Group Treasurer at Eddie Stobart Logistics Limited.
    Gary is a highly experienced, technically strong, strategic treasurer with proven expertise in developing financing strategies, structures, and effective management in all areas of financial risk. Working as a member of senior management teams, Gary often reports directly to the CFO or CEO and prioritises knowing the detail of the business and operations.
    Having this level of understanding of the business enables him to accurately assess the real financial risks, the financing requirements, and how strategy is to be executed. Gathering such knowledge requires communication with fellow team members and being close to the operations.
    Gary has had an incredible career journey and worked with a variety of organisations including OCTAL, Arabtec, and many more. He is currently the Interim Group Treasurer for Eddie Stobart Logistics Limited, where he assists in delivering DBay's post-investment recovery plan for the business focusing, among several things, on bank relationships, facility compliance, information provision and driving the working capital culture of the group.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Gary got started in treasury and how he built his successful career
    Why you need to think of treasury in the context of business
    Why you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions
    Why Gary changed roles throughout his career
    The truth about why treasurers are hired and how to know whether you’re bringing value to a company
    Why you should try to learn as much as possible with every role
    The importance of being independent as a treasurer and understanding ethics
    Why you should lean on your advisors when you need them
    The role of ethics within treasury
    Why you need to be culturally aware as a treasurer and/or group treasurer
    Gary shares his top tips for a successful career
    Want to get in touch with Gary? If so, you can connect with him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-slawther-58a1b111/?originalSubdomain=uk).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. send us your CV (https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs) and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts click here (http://www.treasurycareercorner.com/itunes/)!

    • 53 min
    How to Diversify Your Skills as a Treasurer with Anthony Buchanan

    How to Diversify Your Skills as a Treasurer with Anthony Buchanan

    On this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m pleased to be joined by Anthony Buchanan, the Treasurer at Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd.
    Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in various FMCG Treasury roles and has succeeded in managing teams through and post periods of transition. Some of his specialities include commodity and foreign exchange risk management, financial supply chain solutions, monetising bank relationships, interest rate exposure management, and so much more.
    Established in April 2017, Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd are the European wing of Asahi Group Holdings, a traditional Japanese producer of beer, whisky and a wide range of food products, with a rich history traced back to 1889.
    In the heart of Europe, they are custodians of over 50 well-established and admired local brands. They build on hundreds of years of craftsmanship and brewing traditions. They gave the world the grandfather of the whole lager beer category, and they are extremely proud that they still brew their Pilsner Urquell the same way as in 1842.
    They run 15 breweries, the oldest one dating back to 1615, and brew 43 million hectolitres of beer every year. Their beers are enjoyed around the world. None of the above would be possible without their team of 9,000 great professionals, who are passionate about what they do.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    Anthony’s first introduction to treasury and how he progressed through his career
    Why it’s so important to have strong treasury teams
    A few of Anthony’s key takeaways from different roles throughout his career
    Why treasurers must be great relationship builders
    How Anthony and the Asahi team built the treasury department and structures, etc. from scratch
    Why you need diverse skills as a Treasurer
    Challenges the Asahi treasury team have faced in light of COVID-19
    How Anthony sees treasury evolving and other areas that treasurers can provide real value
    Anthony shares his top tips for anyone who wants to build a successful treasury career
    If you’d like to get in touch with Anthony, you can connect with him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-buchanan-1316112?jobid=1234&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_jobs_easyapply_pdfgenresume%3BeOP0UTDuT6yLdBEcmlyB%2Fg%3D%3D&licu=urn%3Ali%3Acontrol%3Ad_jobs_easyapply_pdfgenresume-v02_profile).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. Find out more here (http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs)
    Or, send us your CV (https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs) and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts click here (http://www.treasurycareercorner.com/itunes/)!

    • 39 min
    Building Up Treasury Infrastructures with Patrick Clarke

    Building Up Treasury Infrastructures with Patrick Clarke

    If you want to learn what everyday life is like for a Group Treasurer, including role responsibilities, join me on this exciting episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast with Patrick Clarke, the Group Treasurer at Excellence Logging based in London.
    Patrick has spent over 20 years in the treasury profession in industries ranging from heavy manufacturing, retail, travel, IT, music, financial services and now Oil & Gas services. His PE experience has involved working for a distressed asset to manage covenant breaches, setting up a new treasury function in a spin off and seeking improved funding facilities and developing cash management and forecasting improvements across a diverse group. He has worked in Australia, the UK, France, the US and Switzerland and is currently based in London with Excellence Logging.
    Excellence Logging is a specialist oilfield services company with a focus on providing customers safe, and more technically advanced geological, surface formation evaluation, drilling monitoring, and light well intervention services.
    Formed in 2015, Excellence Logging benefits from an experienced management team, innovative research and engineering capabilities, and a collaborative approach to meeting customer needs. The company has operations in over 35 countries, employing more than 1600 people.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    Patrick’s career journey covering previous roles right up to his existing role with Excellence Logging
    Differences between working in treasury in Australia vs UK
    Consulting and the importance of gaining broad experience
    How to build the infrastructure of a treasury department
    Patrick shares his ethos around treasury
    What treasurers need to focus on more within their role
    Patrick shares his top tips for pursuing a career in treasury


    If you want to get in touch with Patrick, you can connect with him via LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickclarke/).
    Listen to episode 90 of the Treasury Career Corner - How To Manage Treasury Teams With Andrea Paulis (https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/episode-090-how-to-manage-treasury-teams-with-andrea-paulis/), the Executive Vice President and Group Treasurer at CNH Industrial.
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. send us your CV (https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs) and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts click here (http://www.treasurycareercorner.com/itunes/)!

    • 33 min
    Treasury in the Private Equity Space with Julie Fabris

    Treasury in the Private Equity Space with Julie Fabris

    I’m thrilled to talk to Julie Fabris, my special guest on this episode of the Treasury Career Corner Podcast. Julie is the Treasurer at Britax Childcare Group Limited (http://www.britax.com/), a British manufacturer of childcare products including car seats, pushchairs and high chairs. The company began making automotive safety equipment and accessories in 1938, as well as importing car and motorcycle accessories.
    During the 1970s, Britax began making childcare safety products, primarily child safety seats and strollers. Julie has an established career in corporate treasury and is currently treasurer for Britax, who are a global children's car seat manufacturer. Her previous treasury roles have involved experiences in both PE-owned and Public companies across a variety of industries (such as FMCG, retail, property and building materials).
    An active member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Julie has been supportive by presenting and being on panel discussions, organising the London regional network events in the past, and was a judge on the panel for the Deals of the Year awards.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Julie went from accountancy to treasury
    How the ACT exams have evolved since Julie took them in the earlier days of her career
    Julie’s experience as Group Treasurer for Woolworths
    What it was like working as a treasurer for a private equity company
    How important qualifications are if you want to establish a career in treasury
    What corporate treasurers need to plan for and focus on in upcoming months
    Julie shares her top tips for anyone who wants to build a successful treasury career


    If you want to get in touch with Julie, you can connect with her via LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-fabris-treasury).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. Find out more here (http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs) and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen on, for Apple Podcasts click here (http://www.treasurycareercorner.com/itunes/)!

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Thanks for making these podcasts which are informative and topical for all of those within our industry.

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