Martin Neall In 60 Seconds
Over the last 25 years I have enjoyed leading large, diverse Trading, Securities Services, Finance and latterly Digital Transformation teams as both COO & CFO for HSBC. I enjoy bringing a strategic perspective to any business I’m involved with, but I’m equally happy in amongst the weeds. I look to help firms deliver long term growth by engaging owners, investors, staff and customers.
Identifying a businesses key goals and objectives and formalising a plan to achieve them.
Problem-solving, decision-making, and developing realistic action plans to achieve specific goals.
Led both large and small diverse teams to drive better business performance.
Plan, develop, and control the capital structure of a business.
Adopting a myriad of tools and skills to drive profit improvement.
Track Record Highlights
- CFO & COO of HSBCs global credit trading and sales operations across 4 key sites of London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai, a business with circa 250 trading and sales executives and a revenue averaging $1bn annually.
- Defined and implemented business lines targets, operating models and managed the control environment front to back with line of sight ownership of Operations, IT, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Reporting.
- Possesses detailed understanding of global banking and markets, securities services, digital banking and digital banking transformation, global banking and markets front office, finance and operations.
- Full financial control of HSBC Securities Services, an $11trn administration and custody business with annual revenues in excess of $2bn.
- Aids the turnaround of underperforming businesses. Drives effective change in systems, processes, teams and culture, reduces costs and mitigates operational risk.
- Delivered both the strategic and tactical digital transformation for HSBC Commercial Bank (CMB) and the Investment Bank (GBM), running a budget of >$100m per annum.
- Particular strengths in people management, change transformation and cross business collaboration.
- Banking & Financial Services: Large Tier 1 Banks, Fintech
- Technology, Media & Telecoms
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