Stewart Harris, Group Treasurer, Givaudan
As group treasurer of the leading global fragrance and flavour corporation Givaudan, Stewart Harris has entirely restructured the company’s treasury function over recent years. This has included a strong focus on centralisation from an organisational perspective, supported by technology to bring efficiencies and automation into key process areas, such as the management of FX. This transformation journey, with technology at the core, resulted in Givaudan being awarded the TMI Corporate Recognition Award for Treasury Transformation in 2016. In this feature, Stewart talks to Helen Sanders, Editor, about his career to date, and offers advice for finance professionals embarking on a treasury career.