Accountancy Age’s ‘icons of accountancy’

Andrew Higginson, Tesco

Andrew Higginson, Tesco group finance and strategy director

In the past year, Accountancy Age has profiled some of the most inspirational
and powerful figures in the profession: from banking CFOs to FDs of FTSE100
companies to rising stars in the Big Four. Here, we showcase some of these icons
of accountancy and offer a few of their words of wisdom.

To access their profile interviews, click on the links below, otherwise,
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David Sadler, FD of guidebook publisher Lonely Planet

Malcolm Simpson, FD of bakery retailer

Jon Thompson, FD of Office for Standards
in Education (Ofsted)

Norman Lyle, FD of Jardine Matheson one of
Asia’s biggest businesses

Paul Stobart, head of Sage

Steve Lamey, CIO of HM Customs &

Zarin Patel, BBC group FD

Jonathan Kemp, FD of Shed productions, makers of
Footballers’ Wives

Neal Milsom, UK FD of mobile phone
operator Orange

Karan Bilimoria, chief executive and founder of Cobra

Margaret Ewing, CFO of the British
Airports Authority

Sarah Buxton, the FD behind the Chelsea
Flower Show

Lee Ginsberg, FD of Domino’s Pizza

Hugh Sturges of Berry Bros & Rudd,
wine suppliers

Martin Coombs, FD of Computer Sciences

Javed Khan, FA Premier League’s director
of finance and administration

Ashley Steel, KPMG board member

Naguib Kheraj, Barclays Bank’s CFO

Steve Gazzard, FD of enterprise business software company,

Tracey Wood, the youngest partner of a Big
Four firm

Christopher Wales, MD, financing group,
Goldman Sachs International

Jon Symonds, CFO of AstraZeneca and former Hundred Group

Stuart Bridges, FD of FTSE 250 insurer

Peter Johnson, FD of housing and
development group Taylor Woodrow

Nick Land, out-going chairman of Ernst
& Young

Gordon Hurst, FD of outsourcing company

Mark Robson, FD of British retailer MFI

Helen Kilpatrick, Home Office FD

Karen Witts, CFO of BT Wholesale

John Griffith-Jones, KPMG’s senior

Katherine Lee, CFO of opinion pollsters

Andrew Higginson, Tesco group finance and
strategy director

Steve Lucas, National Grid Group FD

Jann Brown, FD of Cairn Energy

Paolo Pieri, FD of

Mary Keegan, head of government finance

Tom Blacksell, Capgemini consulting CEO

Mark Robson, Galiform finance director

Ian Dyson, group FD of Marks & Spencer

David Nish, Standard Life Group finance director

Serge Corel, FD of Mondial UK

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