Danielle Brown

Finance Director

WHAT DO YOU DO DAY-TO-DAY?

As the Finance Director I oversee all financial aspects of the Company both operationally by managing our accounting and financial control activities and strategically to ensure we are in the right position to achieve our targets and growth aspirations. We have a large portfolio of companies under the Ambrey Group covering operations around the world so I work very closely with the wider business to ensure compliant financial management throughout.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST?

The variety! No day is the same working at Ambrey – we have a leadership team with great vision and keeping the business agile to ensure we have the capabilities to support such vision definitely makes life here interesting and all good fun.

WHAT MAKES YOU GOOD AT IT?

I’m a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Business Studies so that takes care of the numbers side of my role. I’ve come from 17 years in a large global defence, aerospace and security PLC where financial control is paramount in an industry that’s continually changing – large or small, the same rules apply to all companies. Having worked alongside the Big 4 in that time on a number of change management projects I know best practice in the Finance arena and how I tailor that to the needs of Ambrey.

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Finding the right balance in a control framework that is the right fit for a Company of our size that provides assurance and compliance to our wider stakeholders. One that allows first class delivery in what we do without compromising the first class standards we work to.

WHAT’S YOUR BUSINESS MOTTO?

Never measure your own progress using somebody else’s ruler.

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