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The Next Stage of Technology in Treasury with Royston Da Costa


About this episode

Technology is an important part of everyday life. But few guests on this podcast embrace it more than Royston Da Costa.

Royston, Assistant Treasurer at Ferguson Group, makes his second appearance on The Treasury Career Corner.

He explains his roots in merchant banking, gives advice on using technology in treasury and explains how his work has changed since COVID.

For a link to his 2019 appearance, click here.

Royston joined Wolseley, now Ferguson Group, in April 2002, and managed the group’s daily debt and cash requirements.

In 2010, Royston drove the automation of treasury processes at Ferguson, leading to the implementation of their current treasury management system, a cloud-based solution by Coupa.

He was promoted to Assistant Group Treasurer in 2016, and made responsible for the middle office, and in November 2019 assumed responsibility for the Front Office. He continues to drive forward the group’s strategy on treasury technology.

Royston previously worked at Sky, Gillette, PolyGram, Seagram, and Vivendi Universal.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Royston’s career updates
  • Tech advancements since his last appearance
  • What technology treasurers should look out for
  • Adapting post-pandemic
  • Why ESG is an important focus
  • Making time for innovation
  • Why young treasurers should stay open-minded

You can connect with Royston on LinkedIn.

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