The bumpy road from FD to chief executive

Finance directors are more important than ever, but the transition to getting involved in strategy and taking the top job is not an easy ride.

Speaking at the Charity Finance Group’s (CFG) annual conference in London professor Paul Palmer of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at the Cass Business School said you’ve got to have a desire to really want to do it.

“Be prepared for a bumpy role – are you happy to be out of your comfort zone?” he asked.

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