Richard Gerard

Financial Director at Board360

Background

A qualified chartered accountant bringing a wealth of experience in finance and commercial roles at Controller and Finance Director levels. A member of the front-line management teams operating; Manufacturing businesses within Courtaulds (all 10 companies worldwide; Retail Distribution with Tibbett & Britten for B&Q (at their national distribution centre); and Media with Granada / ITV (growing, acquiring & selling studio and production businesses). Prior to this, gained considerable experience in Company Auditing with Arthur Andersen & Co at their London head office.

SME

Richard has worked with SMEs in the following sectors : Business turnarounds, Planning and Raising Finance, Cashflow management, Sales and Acquisitions, Management Information Systems, Cost Reduction, Investment Appraisals and Training

Skills and Capabilities

Key Capabilities

    • Results driven, logical and analytical approach to achieving tasks, able to quickly get to the heart of and resolve issues.
    • Highly commercial, uses operational experience to add value, find and exploit negotiating angles and come up with fresh ideas.
    • Personable and ‘hands on’ style, flexible in approach, able to build effective working relationships with people at all levels.
    • A good communicator and team player who leads by example with high standards of integrity and attention to detail.