Author archive for Mark Fenton-Jones

  • research

    Research to commercialisation – getting the balance right

    How does a chief financial officer (CFO) attract funding to continue medical research and later, sufficient capital to commercialise the…

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  • Social Media Strategies Still Need the Authentic Touch

    Like it or loathe it, social media is now an integral part of doing business. For many professionals, it’s an…

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  • Regulators need resources to meet new market innovations

    Amid all the excitement about the financial spin-off from the benefits of the so-called digital economy, regulators are struggling to…

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  • New Ideas Advance Better Solutions

    William Buck’s Perth office is utilising some thought-provoking ideas as a means of finding solutions that will enable the firm…

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  • NFPs and CFOs

    Professional service firms are experiencing greater demand for their skills in providing strategic funding advice and asset management solutions to…

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  • Startups a bumpy but exciting ride for creative CFOs

    The CFO who takes on the responsibility of helping a startup move into a sustainable growth phase needs to be…

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  • Drowning in data but starving for information

    Chief Financial Officers (CFO) need to get their skates on if they want to be ready for the potential disturbances…

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  • When everything old is new again

    Not all Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are groomed for the position, no matter how well they performed in other executive…

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  • Social media rings true with candidates

    Social media rings true with candidates

    If you were the CFO of a global business, would you stand in a park outside Sydney’s Central Station and…

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  • When uncertainty is on the menu

    CFOs have faced a lot of uncertainty in their area of responsibility in the past year, and will continue to…

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  • Time to re-set the CFO/CIO Relationship

    Arguably the two most critical functions in a business, much has been written about the need for CFOs to work…

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  • How can CFOs become more innovative?

    CFOs are being urged to step outside their familiar finance training background and be more “innovative” if they want to…

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  • Investing in innovation: don’t be left out in the cold

    What is the connection between a freezing truck driver in the US and an Australian company in Victoria? In short,…

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  • Cyber security and the CFO

    Cyber security and the CFO

    Finance executives from the CFO down are being warned to prepare for an uptick in data breaches in 2016. “It’s…

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  • Strategic leadership equates to a higher CFO salary

    Businesses pursuing growth no longer want just a really good finance person. As they struggle with the challenges of volatility,…

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  • Broader leadership and communication skills drive CFO’s success at REDARC

    Chris Johnson got his first indication that the newly-created position of CFO at fast growing South Australian electronics manufacturer REDARC,…

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