Steve Settle, Regional Director – The CFO Centre Asia
Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Macquarie University and a Masters of Arts in Engineering from St. Johns College Cambridge.
He qualified with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in London before moving to Price Waterhouse in Sydney. After moving into commerce in his mid twenties, he gained extensive experience in the service sector working in radio, cinema and advertising before moving to Singapore in 2000 as the Asia Pacific CFO for Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). Subsequently he was appointed CFO for the Thomson joint venture start up U21Global, an online graduate school, where he helped to grow the operation to in excess of 5,000 students in over 80 countries.
In his time as a CFO, he has always focussed on developing a close business relationship with the CEO and partnership with all the key operating units of the organization. Steve has worked in large and small companies, has held finance, information technology, human resource and operational responsibilities. Amongst other competacies, he has experience of acquisitions and disposals together with system implementation and business rationalization.
In recent years he has been specializing in personal wealth management and is currently COO/Client Partner for Jigsaw Wealth Management. He is President of the British Club in Singapore and lives with his wife Nikki and two teenage sons, Oscar and Louis.