Alan Lathbury In 60 Seconds
A commercial astute and entrepreneurial individual who combines a successful accountancy and finance career (A.C.M.A). I am an influential communicator able to operate at both board level (experienced in executive and non-executive board appointments) communicating with both external institutional investors and internal operational management teams to successfully develop and deliver strategic outcomes.
Project managed over 100 M&A transactions ranging in size from £1m to over £40m.
Advanced excel user and track record of implementing ERP.
Long term strategic plans for external fund raise.
Budgeting & Forecasting
Strategic forecasting and planning modelling.
Strategic objectives, acquisitions, MBO's and organic growth.
Track Record Highlights
- External Financing - Debt Raise & Main Market Listing Preparation of float prospectus and providing all management information to support the listing of Dignity Plc on the main stock exchange.
- Transformation Project - Project Leader Managed the comprehensive transformation restructuring of the main operating division, to provide an optimised structure and strategic pricing plan.
- Strategic Mergers and Acquistion Project - Managed over 100 M&A transactions ranging in size from £1m to over £40m throughout the UK to support the growth of the business.
- Competition and Markets Authority Project Leader - Led the plc response to the CMA funeral and crematoria market investigation.
- Working Capital Management - Developing and managing company wide working capital reduction exercise, reduced Trade Debtors from £23 million to £12.3 million.
- Improving financial systems - Introduction of Oracle Financial Systems as core accounting platform. Development and implementation of dynamic monthly forecasts to provide clear strategic guidance.
- Strategic Exit - Successful sale of division to (NTL) for £12 million, acted as key financial resource during the tender and final bid and due diligence phases of this strategic exit.
- Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics: Chemical and building products
- Property & Real Estate: Retail, industrial and office
- Technology, Media & Telecoms: Both domestic and business
- Retail & Consumer Products: Bereavement
- Services: Construction
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