I’m delighted to be joined by George Sawtell on this episode of the podcast, who has recently been appointed as the new Treasury Director at Survitec, a Global Leader in Safety and Survival Solutions.
George is an experienced Treasurer having held senior positions at Capita plc (outsourcing), UBM plc (B2B events), Inmarsat plc (satellites) and Cable & Wireless plc (telecommunications). He has 25 years’ experience encompassing everything from debt raising and management to derivatives, foreign exchange hedging, forecasting and budgeting and all aspects of material M&A activity.
In addition to being a qualified Treasurer (MCT), he is a Chartered Accountant (Deloitte) and has a Law degree. George has trustee positions at the Architectural Association including Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee, The Independent Cinema Office and a Council Member advisory role at the World Land Trust.
On the podcast we discussed…
- How George first got started in treasury
- The importance of the ACT exams for treasurers
- George talks about the various problems he faced at Cable & Wireless with regards to poor investments
- What inspired George to move to his current role at Survitec
- Where George sees the treasury industry going in the future
- George shares career advice and his recruitment ethos
If you’d like to get in touch with George, you can reach out to him via his LinkedIn profile.
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