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Exploring a 30-Year Career in Treasury with Tom Milligan


About this episode

In this week’s episode of the Treasury Career Corner, I’m joined by Tom Milligan, a seasoned treasury professional with over 30 years management experience, and a track record of financial and operational leadership across multiple industry sectors including mining, transport, logistics, leasing and biotech.

On the episode Tom shares his journey from his early days in finance at IBM to his most recent roles with First Quantum Minerals and Qatar Airways.

He has worked with companies ranging in size from start-up to FTSE 100 and raised debt from $100m to $3bn in individual issuances.

Tom is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He also has an Honors Degree in Business Studies from Glasgow Caledonian University plus other qualifications in Aviation Finance and the Business of Mining.

Tom has also been a Committee Member with the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers and the International Air Transport Association Treasury Committee.

On the podcast we discuss…

  • First discovering Finance and then transitioning into Treasury
  • Tom’s journey across multiple industries (mining, transport, logistics)
  • The evolution of treasury since he first entered the field
  • Why you should integrate with other areas in the organisation and not see treasury as a standalone discipline
  • The benefits of continuous learning and adaptability to thrive in the treasury profession
  • Future trends in treasury
  • Why networking within the treasury community helps create valuable connections and opportunities
  • Practical tips for aspiring treasury professionals

You can connect with Tom Milligan on LinkedIn.

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