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Michael Colebourn

Michael Colebourn

Michael is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with BDO. He has held roles as FD, CFO and CEO and combines considerable financial acumen with commercial and operational skills.

Michael obtained a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southampton in 2003. Since qualifying with BDO as a Chartered Accountant, his sector experience includes transport and distribution, hospitality, construction, project management and technology, in a wide variety of companies from SME to publicly listed.

He has held roles as FD, CFO and CEO and his depth of experience combines strong financial acumen with commercial and operational skills.  Before joining iFD, he spent the last four years as CEO for a privately-owned international and market-leading construction marine interior fit-out company.  Managing 100 staff, 850 sub-contractors and undertaking fast-paced contracts up the value of £8.2m.

Michael’s extensive experience spans restructuring and turnaround to working capital management and negotiating asset-based and debt financing.  He particularly enjoys helping companies to structure a finance function, which is built on a solid foundation and aligned with the immediate and future strategy of the business.   Ensuring all business drivers are considered with the right cost and organisational structure in place as well as ensuring that the broader business processes are running effectively and efficiently for the size of the business.

Expertise

  • Logistics and distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Property and Construction

Specialism

  • Manage external stakeholders
  • Manage working capital
  • Management information
  • Preparation for exit
  • Review systems and processes
  • Strategic advice
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