The Contemporary FD Bitesized

  • Date: 31 Mar 2022
  • Time: 15:00 - 15:45
  • Venue: Webinar, Hosted via Zoom, Join from any location, Use the link below

You are invited to the next in our series of Contemporary FD Bitesized webinars, jointly hosted with our strategic partners EquityFD.

These are designed to supplement our annual Contemporary FD Summit where the CFOs and FDs of the country's most exciting, innovative and ambitious companies will come together again in 2022 to share ideas, insights and advice.

For this session I am delighted to welcome Mary Dowd, CFO of AIM listed Crossword CyberSecurity. The business occupies a unique position in that it works with universities to identify cyber security IP that its industry partners tell them meet evolving real world challenges. Their specialist engineering teams work to develop the research concept into fully fledged commercial products that they can take to market, working with a broad selection of high profile clients. Crossword CyberSecurity can truly say it is at the cutting edge of innovation, working with its customers to manage dynamic risks with dynamic products and services.

From the perspective of her role as CFO Mary is going to share with us:

  • Her take on the latest cyber risk trends in the market;
  • Her reflections on her somewhat unique position of being the Executive responsible for risk management in an organisation that itself as a business focus, helps its clients to manage risk;
  • A walk through her career to date - a testament to the real benefits of being a CFO with sector breadth - including as it does, a stint as FD of a well-known wine merchants;
  • Her view on the impact senior leaders can and should have in an organisation.

Also sharing her up to the minute experience from her hands on role in entrepreneurial clients will be Claire Burden, Partner Advisory Consulting at Smith & Williamson, making this another session to get into your diary!

Sarah Hunt, CEO and Founder of EquityFD will be chairing the session and giving her take on the market.

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