Episode 073 – The Benefits of Working in a Variety of Sectors Throughout Your Treasury Career with Stephen Darnley

In this week’s show I am joined by Stephen Darnley, the Corporate Treasurer at International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA was founded in Havana, Cuba, on 19 April 1945. It is an international not-for-profit trade organization, created over 70 years ago by a group of airlines. At its founding, IATA had 57 members from 31 nations, mostly in Europe and North America. Today it has some 290 airlines in 120 countries comprising 82% of total air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.

The international scheduled air transport industry is more than 100 times larger than it was in 1945. Few industries can match the dynamism of that growth, which would have been much less spectacular without the standards, practices and procedures developed within IATA.

Today it is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services for the benefit of the world’s consumers.

Stephen has worked in the travel and transportation industry in the past. But his incredible, diverse work experience was never limited to one industry, and he has encountered many sectors in his remarkable career. He discusses the roles he held, the skills he acquired, and how this broad approach to his career guided him into the position he holds today.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How he transitioned from accounting to treasury
  • The wide array of industry and sectors that broadened his skill set
  • How treasury is a truly mobile career that transcends sectors
  • A fascinating look at treasury inside IATA – a not-for-profit association
  • Insight into treasury – then and now
  • How technology will evolve in treasury

If you have any questions for Stephen, he can be reached via his LinkedIn profile.

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2019-11-05T10:04:34+00:00November 5th, 2019|

Talking Treasury Careers

In this weekly podcast, I interview treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers. I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing.

Other areas we talk about include; Career highlights and lowlights. Where they got their big break? What do they see as key to their success? Where do their careers go from here? What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession?