Nev is a commercially minded Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining the FD Centre Nev was CFO and Deputy CEO of a not-for-profit technology business, serving clients ranging from small charities to central government departments across over 50 countries. Nev’s commercial experience includes working in the aerospace, food, business process outsourcing, and technology sectors. Nev qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand and has a BA in Economics from The University of Nottingham.
Paul Dodd, Group Risk Advisor
Paul became a Regional Director of the FD Centre in 2008 where he started and ran a very successful business in the East of England until transitioning out of the role in 2018. Before the FD Centre, he was group finance director for ANT plc, playing a key role in the very successful AIM IPO in 2005. Following a degree in law and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983, Paul’s early career was in taxation (Arthur Andersen, Schlumberger, Plessey plc and Parmentier-Arthur) before joining Ernst & Young’s Cambridge office in 1990, becoming a partner in 1994 and leading EY’s tax practice in the East of England until 2003.
Andy is a Chartered Accountant who moved into industry shortly after qualification. After working with several fast growing Yorkshire based companies, in 2002, Andy took the decision to move into a portfolio career, specialising in steering SME businesses through their various challenges and issues.
Utilising his extensive and wide ranging part time FD experience, Andy now works with the team in the North of England to develop both new business opportunities and to develop relationships with potential new clients.
In addition Andy provides non-executive and mentoring guidance to companies’ chief executives who can benefit from his contacts and knowledge.
Based on his own experience, Andy feels that all ambitious SME companies would benefit instantly from the input of an experienced FD who knows how to steer a course through the “growth minefield”.
Jamie started his career as a Professional Football Player with Swindon Town FC. After leaving football, he trained and qualified as an engineer and began his entrepreneurial career by starting a luxury bespoke bathroom installations business for high net worth clients.
Over a 10 year period he developed this business successfully through a number of installation teams. Jamie, focusing on the Sales, Marketing and business planning for this successful business, with an emphasis on developing client referral systems and client retention.
Although Jamie has been exposed to The FD Centre culture since its inception in 2001, when his father started the business, it wasn’t until 2015 that Jamie joined The FD Centre to help develop the marketing systems and infrastructure in The FD Centre UK and across The CFO Centre Global Group, utilising his entrepreneurial skills and marketing experience from his own business background.
Jamie strongly believes in The FD Centre ethos and team culture and looks forward to developing strong relationships across the business in the UK and globally.