How important are qualifications when building a treasury career?

Jane Pilcher, the Group Treasurer at Anglian Water Group, believes that qualifications are key, but they’re not the only thing needed for a treasury career.

In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, Jane explains why adaptability and a willingness to learn and grow are essential if you want to build a successful treasury career.

Anglian Water Group’s principal business is Anglian Water, the group’s regulated water and sewerage company, which supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. The group also includes Anglian Venture Holdings.

In her current role, Jane is responsible for all finance and treasury activities of the group. However, her prime responsibilities are to raise group debt, work with bank investor relations, and liaise with the three rating agencies.

In August 2017, Jane led the launch of the company’s inaugural green bond, the first GBP Utility public bond, and the first GBP bond since 2015. She was responsible for procuring the Second Party Opinion, writing the Company’s Green Bond Framework, and leading the extensive investor marketing to deliver a successful bond. Other responsibilities included the asset and liability management of the £1bn+ pension fund.

She is also a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Non-Executive Director of the Loughborough Building Society.

On the podcast, we discussed…

  • How Jane made the move from banking to treasury
  • Jane’s experience with Anglican Water Group and why there’s never a dull moment
  • How treasury has changed and what the future looks like
  • The biggest challenge of hiring
  • Why adaptability and willingness to learn are just as vital as qualifications
  • Jane’s tips for aspiring treasurers

You can connect with Jane on LinkedIn.

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