Julian Crawford, portfolio CFO at The CFO Centre in Sydney
(part of the CFO Centre Group)
The flexibility and opportunity that portfolio working allows suits me very well as I’m able to plan my own diary to balance my personal and professional commitments.
Julian Crawford first heard about the CFO Centre a couple of years ago from a friend of his who had been working with them for a while in the south of England and really enjoying it. He followed up when he got back to Australia and was pleased to find the group was really starting to grow in Eastern Australia. It felt like a good time to join as he’d been watching the emergence of the virtual C-Suite for the past few years as work styles and practices were evolving .
Julian’s original career was in assurance and consulting at PWC in the UK, Europe and Australia and then more recently as a Director with EY in Sydney. With his children transitioning from school to university, it seemed like a great time to take up a portfolio lifestyle – leveraging his core Chartered Accounting qualification alongside his business and consulting experience gained over his various roles throughout his career to date.
In the past year, Julian has built up a diverse group of clients with a range of sizes ($2M-$25M revenue) across different sectors (professional services, agriculture, manufacturing, education).
“I really like the variety of the businesses, their challenges and opportunities and the people who work in them. I particularly enjoy being able to be one step removed from the office politics of each business but at the same time regarded as a core member of the leadership team.”
A fresh start with the flexibility for visits to see his children. Sounds like the perfect balance.
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