Episode 001 – Inside the Mind of a Global Treasurer with Sarah-Jane Hall

We’re so pleased to launch our brand new podcast – Treasury Career Corner. Every week I will be interviewing treasury professionals from across the globe about their role, how they built their career, where they are now and where they see themselves and the treasury industry going next.

We’ll talk about the obstacles and challenges that they faced, and how they overcame them so that you can learn from them.

I also intend to discuss with my guests where they got their big breaks and what they see as key to their success. We’ll also dig into treasury talent issues.

I have a fantastic first guest to kick off the podcast! I interviewed Sarah-Jane Hall, the Group Treasurer at GSK. One of the key differences between Sarah-Jane’s role and many other treasurers’ roles is the global nature of the business. GSK is the fifth largest pharmaceutical group on the London Stock Exchange with operations in over 100 countries.

I was interested to find out more about Sarah-Jane’s career within treasury and what kind of recruitment challenges GSK faces when searching for new staff on a global scale.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Sarah-Jane’s journey from graduation to her current role as Group Treasurer at GSK
  • How Sarah-Jane’s role as treasurer has evolved over recent years
  • The differences between running a domestic or European operation and running a global operation
  • An overview of the treasury structure including corporate finance and global treasury consultancy
  • Sarah-Jane’s ‘key to success’ and the importance of having determination in your role as treasurer
  • Creating a positive and supportive team culture in the world of treasury
  • How processes and systems have changed and improved
  • Advice for people who want to be a Global Treasurer including the necessary qualifications and skills in project management, communications and writing
  • The importance of being a team player in treasury
  • Challenges that the treasury profession is facing and foreseen trials in light of Brexit and advancements in technology etc.
  • An insight into the world of treasury and the various roles within it
  • Much more!

If you’d like to find out more about Sarah-Jane and her role as a Global Treasurer for GSK, you can visit the website for more information or you can reach out to her via her LinkedIn profile.

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2019-03-14T10:34:45+00:00October 2nd, 2018|