How can you give back and create a positive impact in treasury?

In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, since February 2017.

We discuss her fascinatingly varied background in the arts, charity, and finance and how she eventually became a treasury professional. Using her background in charity, she’s dedicated to giving back and creating a positive impact in every role she’s been in. She also shares some of the wellbeing practices the ACT now uses in the face of COVID-19 challenges.

Prior to her role at the ACT, Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK’s largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of commercial organisations, including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc, and Unilever/Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands, and UK). Much of her working life has been spent overseas.

Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles on boards over the years. Some current roles include being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers, and the International Group of Treasury Associations, as well as President of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (US). Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach, and passionate bell-ringer and is married with two children. Check out her weekly podcasts at www.treasurers.org/strategic-insights-podcasts.

On the podcast, we discussed…

  • How Caroline’s varied background eventually led her to finance and treasury
  • The importance of taking new opportunities and trying new things
  • Why Caroline believes the most important thing is relationships and connection
  • How the ACT has reacted to COVID-19 with new wellbeing practices
  • The challenges ahead in the future of treasury
  • Caroline’s tips for those interested in a treasury career

You can connect with Caroline on LinkedIn.

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