The Awards recognise industry talent, leadership skills, and professional capability on an international platform. After careful consideration of nominations by our esteemed judging panel, winners are declared on the strength of their application and past accomplishments.     

 "Already for this first time, we got nominations of incredible women from multiple countries. Lots of great achievements which made it difficult to choose. For me, team-focus and role-model character have really made the difference. Thank you for making this award a really special one.”
 - Susanne Liepmann, President of FiPlus

The 2020 Future of Finance and CFO Awards Winners are:

Finance Team of the Year (end-user only)
Finance Services - Transport for London

This award celebrates the business finance team whose work and contributions demonstrate a high level of impact, innovation and widespread value within in their respective organisations. The award is the recognition of the whole finance team and not an individual reward.

Woman in Finance of the Year (end-user only).
Ashanika Perimal - FEDEX

This award recognises the incredible contributions made by exceptional women in finance, and identifies role models promoting further dialogue around diversifying the talent pipeline and tackling the sector’s pay and promotion gap.

Finance Leader of the Year (end-user only).

Stephen Sutcliffe - NHS Shared Business Services
The Finance Leader of the Year award celebrates the executive that leads their function by:

  • Setting, communicating and implementing a clear vision for finance throughout different levels of the organisation
  • Fostering and promoting an engaging internal culture that facilitates innovation
  • Advocating for digital transformation with strategic technology investments
  • Driving operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Mastering executive and internal communication
  • Driving finance excellence programs and metrics that deliver tangible business results
Vendor/Client Transformation of the Year (vendor only).

Sidetrade
This award recognises the solution-providers redefining the standards for strategic partnership evidenced through world-class service and outstanding results. The winner will be a supplier of hardware, software and/or advisory services that has enabled a client to achieve significant business success in the past 12 months through use of its products and services.

Advisory Board and Award Judges


Jules Radford
Jules Radford
Vice President Finance Operations Inmarsat
Kathryn Jones
Kathryn Jones
Vice President Finance HASBRO Europe
Will James
Will James
Director Global Business Services Ultra Electronics
Eleanor Hampson
Eleanor Hampson
Director Financial Transparency British Council
David Guppy
David Guppy
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer Beano
Malcolm Finn
Malcolm Finn
Global Head of Group Reporting Vodafone
Erica Ingham
Erica Ingham
Chief Financial Officer MediaCom North Ltd.
Susanne Liepmann
Susanne Liepmann
President FiPlus