Stephen Duck

Group Finance Director

Stephen is a commercially orientated finance professional with a sense of humour. In his 32 year career, of which 20 have been as a Finance Director, experience has been gained in large multinationals, medium sized entrepreneurial run businesses, not for profit, charitable and Private Equity backed organisations. He operated as an executive and non-executive director of various boards, including as chair, over this period.

Stephen’s career spans various commercial sectors, from employment agencies that supplied workers for the construction of the Skye Bridge and the M20, landscape contracting, care homes, social housing, consultancy, LPA receivership services and direct internet marketing.

The common theme in the majority of his roles has been that the organisations have been going through a significant period of change. This has included business turnaround, business start-up, accelerated business growth and businesses winding down, resulting in exposure to various financing transactions including, management buy outs, venture capital and equity funding as well as traditional bank funding.