James Lindsay In 60 Seconds

During my 25 year career, as a prize winning ACA, I moved to Morgan Stanley to cover technology hardware. Next, Vodafone for 12 years in IR, Regional Controller, Operational FD and CFO Prague. In Prague I was instrumental in a successful return to revenue growth and improving cashflow. As FD to Group CFO of Daily Mail Group to improve finance impact on the business and new KPI dashboards.

Specialist Skills

Cash flow Improvement

Cashflow improvement in all roles.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Budgeting at various levels in Vodafone and Daily Mail Group.

Profit Improvement

Product profitability analysis in Vodafone Czech.

Investment Analysis

Review of significant capex business cases.

People Manager

Enjoy coaching others to help them develop.

Track Record Highlights

  • Have successfully grown revenue and EBITDA for several years ahead of targets (budgeting).
  • Enhanced profitability at product level (profit improvement).
  • Strong management of teams of various sizes (from 2 to 160) achieving best in class results in external survey (management).
  • At Daily Mail Group, designed and implemented a new KPI dashboards with forward looking metrics.
  • Successfully reduced 20% of costs at Daily Mail Group (restructuring).

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms, Technology - Engineering degree and Morgan Stanley, Telecoms - Vodafone (variety of role including Opco CFO), Daily Mail Group - Movement of subsidiaries to cloud
  • retail-consumer-products, Audited clients Safeways (3-years), Scholl

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