Howard is an SHM Associate, adding significant value to our major transformational programmes. He has recently completed a 37+ year career in Finance with Unilever, latterly as Group Controller. In his career he has been CFO for the combined HPC and Food businesses of Central & East Europe (1993–1996), Latin America (1996–2000), and Europe (2005–2008). He has also headed Unilever’s award winning Investor Relations function.
Howard brings extensive experience of developing and executing both growth and restructuring centred strategies, has taken part in over 40 M&A transactions, and brings expertise in performance management and delivering profitable growth. Howard also has in-depth experience of successfully delivering large-scale change programmes including finance (functional) transformation, outsourcing, and management reorganisations including the development of new operating frameworks. He also has extensive experience of finance capability development.
He was a non-executive director (2006–2012) of the Unilever Jeronimo Martins JV in Portugal and is on the Advisory Board of a niche consultancy who offer market based models focussed on the development of growth strategies.
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