Savvas Christou In 60 Seconds

Savvas Christou is a dedicated finance leader with a wealth of expertise spanning multiple industries, including Higher Education, Media, Telecommunications, and Financial Services. His unwavering commitment has always centered on putting clients first and addressing their unique needs. Savvas excels in uncovering the underlying reasons behind challenges and consistently delivering sustainable growth solutions that align with the client’s objectives.

Specialist Skills

Budgeting & Forecasting

UNSW Divisions cost base of $900m. Oversaw a team of 35 where main the financial accounting challenge was annual budgeting and quarterly forecasts.

Business Planning

Completed and submitted extensive business plans for SMEs looking to receive funding from banks and grant bodies in creating their own businesses.

Investment Analysis

Provided full investment analysis for all high value and high risk recorded artist deals at Warner Music Group.

People Manager

Managed a wider team of 35 staff at UNSW.

Profit Improvement

Operational efficiency in all roles has lead to profit improvement.

Track Record Highlights

  • Program managed a multi-year transformation program - 10 streams of process improvement projects at a GO8 university.
  • Executed an environmental scan as part of the three-person expert panel for the Executive Leadership Team of a multi-million dollar development in NSW Health.
  • Key advisor in a feasibility exercise for a Higher Education alliance-led new course offering
  • Successfully outsourced a loss-making commercial component of a business which enabled significant time and cost savings.
  • Business investment appraisal for high value opportunities.

Sector Experience

  • Not-For-Profit: Higher Education and Charities
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Television and pricing within Telco
  • Banking & Financial Services: IT Costings and Recoveries

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