Group CFO, Tesserent
James joined Tesserent after serving as CFO of the Australian FMCG business, Bellamy’s Organic Group which was formerly an ASX listed business (sold in a public to private transaction in 2019).
In his role at Bellamy’s, James was responsible for leading the Finance team across multiple jurisdictions in the delivery of technical accounting, reporting, audit and tax requirements plus statutory reporting and board reporting for Bellamy’s Group.
James led projects to develop and improve financial/accounting systems and controls, plus cash management procedures to adapt to changes in the ownership and business operations in line with local and international requirements.
Prior to his role at Bellamy’s, James was a Director at Deloitte and then EY (in the United Kingdom) working in an advisory capacity on restructuring, distressed assets and M&A transactions.
James has worked on the ground on both sell side and buy side mandates, as well as fund raisings and Stock Exchange listings on both ASX and LSE.
James has extensive experience in financial modelling and scenario analysis, plus providing advice on bid tactics, sale and purchase contract structuring and purchase price mechanics through execution of M&A deals.
James has significant cross-sector experience, having executed transactions of businesses and operations within the airline, manufacturing, shipping, infrastructure, retail, FMCG and Financial Services sectors.
James has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne (Aust) and is a member of Chartered Accountants (CA ANZ).