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Why Trying New Things is the Best Way to Learn with John Cloherty


About this episode

What’s the best way to learn the necessary skills for a treasury career? Qualifications certainly have their place, but experience and variety are key, according to this Treasury Career Corner guest. John Cloherty, the Group Treasurer at NCC Group plc, joined the podcast to share his career story up until now. He explains how he came across treasury and how he’s managed to build a successful career for himself. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, John moved into industry in the mid-1990s and then into Corporate Treasury in 2000. His experience spans companies in the nuclear industry, recycling, FMCG, medical devices, research, recruitment, and most recently, cyber security. From privately-owned to government-owned organisations, from PLCs to private equity-backed companies, he has enjoyed a wide variety of experience with global treasury responsibility across developed and emerging markets. NCC Group is a global cyber and software resilience business operating across multiple sectors, geographies, and technologies. They assess, develop, and manage cyber threats across our increasingly connected society. NCC Group advises global technology, manufacturers, financial institutions, critical national infrastructure providers, retailers, and governments on the best way to keep businesses, software, and personal data safe. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, NCC has over 35 offices across the world, employs more than 2,000 people, and is a trusted advisor to 15,000 clients worldwide.

On the podcast, John Cloherty and I discussed…

  • How John first came across treasury after a politics and accounting background
  • What John learned by experiencing various companies
  • Why variety is key to developing a rich treasury career
  • The importance of creating policies in your team
  • Why you should say yes to more things
  • The importance of communication and sharing information
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