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Innovation and Optimization in Corporate Landscapes with Lisa Dukes and Chris King

In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, Lisa Dukes and Chris King, Co-Founders of Dukes & King, discuss their treasury careers and how they are helping treasurers manage risk and create value.


About this episode

Dukes & King specialize in end-to-end innovation optimization in corporate landscapes and provide customized solutions for treasurers.

Both Lisa and Chris are passionate about using their experiences to support others within the treasury field to manage risk, create value, avoid pitfalls, and maximize opportunities.

On the podcast we discuss…·

  • The careers of both Lisa and Chris
  • Background to Dukes & King
  • Why you should question the status quo in treasury and challenge existing policies and decisions
  • The importance of risk management
  • The benefits of adopting the FX global code of conduct

Lisa Dukes:

Lisa boasts extensive expertise in treasury, corporate finance, and complex derivatives. As co-founder of Dukes & King, she applies this value-driven knowledge to serve a wide array of corporates and funds.

Actively involved in promoting corporate best practices, Lisa shares insights in global publications. Her recent focus involves crafting innovative solutions across the corporate finance spectrum, earning accolades for their effectiveness.

Lisa’s influence extends to leadership roles, including membership in the FX Joint Standing Committee and serving as the UK Representative to the Global FX Committee.

Chris King:

Chris brings over two decades of corporate finance experience to the table. Starting his career at EY, he earned his ACA and ventured into various commercial roles across diverse sectors.

During his tenure at Vita Group, Chris managed financing, divestments, and corporate finance risks, notably navigating a private equity exit program over nine years. He also played a pivotal role in a subsidiary’s management buyout, driving transformative change and maintaining an advisory role.

Later, Chris collaborated with Lisa at Drax, where they revolutionized corporate finance practices, yielding significant value through innovative derivatives execution, working capital optimization, and diverse financing strategies. This successful collaboration laid the foundation for co-founding Dukes & King.

You can connect with Lisa Dukes on LinkedIn.

You can connect with Chris King on LinkedIn.

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