Philip Gunn In 60 Seconds

Experienced FD/CFO/COO who has worked for a variety of companies in different industries in Ireland, UK, Europe and Asia. I have lived and worked in Asia for over 12 years (2001-2013) and relocated to Ireland with my family in early December 2013.

Specialist Skills

Banking Relationship

Liaised with banks in multiple jurisdictions

Financial Operations

Corporate Finance

Strategic Thinker

Cash flow Improvement

Track Record Highlights

  • Provided the accounting and tax input for the £350m acquisition in May 2003 of the 54% stake in Thistle Hotels Plc
  • Provided the financial, tax and treasury input for the £185m sale and leaseback transaction of 6 Thistle hotels in April 2005
  • Listed company CFO for Guocoleisure Ltd 2005-2006
  • Helped to establish BIL GAMING, a start-up gaming business in the UK, which included the acquisition of the Clermont Club, in Mayfair, London for £31m in August 2006
  • Successfully negotiated and led the sales process for the US$12m sale of a Laos plantation to Japanese investors in February 2005
  • Successfully managed the move of the GFI Asian GL function from London to Singapore in 2007, which involved hiring a new GL team in Asia and training them
  • My Coillte procurement team won the “PROCUREMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR” at the Irish Procurement awards in November 2019

Sector Experience

  • hospitality-tourism Hotels
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • property-real-estate
  • mining-resources-energy Fisheries and forestry
  • banking-financial-services Money-broking experience

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