Ross Christie BMS, CA

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Ross Christie BMS, CA

Ross is a highly qualified finance professional with extensive commercial experience who has worked at senior management and director level in a variety of companies from listed PLCs to owner-managed enterprises.

He spent eight years working as a Finance Director with companies in the property development, investment and management sector and five years with a £300m group involved in engineering and construction.

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Background

Ross qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand having first gained a degree in Management Studies at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He went on to join Ernst & Young and stayed with them for 10 years, working in their offices in New Zealand, New York and London.

His first commercial role was as Financial Analysis & Planning Manager at Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd, specialists in engineering and constructing power stations worldwide. In five years there, he helped to establish a US LLC subsidiary and increase the group’s interest income by 30% through the introduction of new investment tools and an improvement in the accuracy of cashflow reporting.

Ross next spent six years as FD at Rok Development Ltd, a £100m turnover commercial property development company with six offices across the UK, and then almost three years as FD at Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd, a specialist in commercial and residential property development, investment and management throughout the South East.

Immediately before joining EMC, Ross worked for a year as Interim Finance and Commercial Director at Rydon Maintenance Ltd, a £50m turnover facilities management company where he oversaw a restructuring of the finance and commercial teams while also driving closer integration between these two departments and the operational teams.