Steve Settle In 60 Seconds

After many years as a CFO, Steve leads the team in Singapore where he has lived for more than 20 years. He believes it is imperative for a CFO to develop a close relationship with the CEO/business owner and partner with all the key operating units of an organization. He holds a MBA from Macquarie University, a Masters from St. Johns College, Cambridge and is a former President of the British Club

Specialist Skills

Leadership

Investment Analysis

Management Information

Track Record Highlights

  • Helped build global joint venture start up that grew to 100 employees with over 5,000 students in 83 countries. Responsible for finance, HR, administration, tax, legal, company sec, financial systems
  • Business partner for regional CEO for Asia Pacific business that survived and grew through the Asian currency crisis. All finance, administration and office technology for the Asia Pacific operation.
  • Acquisitions & disposals - financial review, due diligence, contract negotiation and finalisation of transactions
  • Business integration - rationalized and integrated real estate and back office processes and operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Manila following acquisition of business of equal size.
  • Designed kpi reports for use within Business Units (and held workshops to introduce). Introduced monthly revenue forecasts. Instigated financial workshops involving Business Unit and Finance personnel

Sector Experience

  • Technology, Media & Telecoms Advertising, Cinema, Radio
  • Banking & Financial Services Data, Systems & Services, Wealth Management
  • Services Online Education

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