21ST CENTURY FOX, Los Angeles, California
Senior Vice President, Corporate Audit, Fox Group, 2012-2019
Oversaw worldwide financial, operational, and IT internal audit activities for Fox Group, comprising Twentieth Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Network Group (sports and entertainment), Fox International Channels, and HULU. Led extremely high profile and sensitive investigations, working alongside “Big 4” forensic teams and top law firms.
ACCRETIVE SOLUTIONS, Los Angeles, California
Practice Director, Media and Entertainment, 2011-2012
Functioned as southern California segment leader at national financial consulting group. Sold consulting engagements primarily to Disney and DirecTV. Recruited consulting talent from senior accountants to vice presidents. The talent I hired and network I created established a platform that provided incoming revenues for the next five years.
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, Los Angeles, California
Vice President, Controller, NA Ticketing, 2009-2011
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, Los Angeles, California
Executive Director, Domestic Shared Accounting Services, Disney Studios, 2006-2008.
Operated as accounting leader for studio’s domestic theatrical, home video, and production operations including Walt Disney Pictures, Miramax, Stage Plays, and Music Group. Consolidated six previously separate business accounting teams. Reduced total headcount by 25% and reduced number of third-party accounting contractors from 28 to eight. Hired or promoted the entire managerial group and hired 15 out of 18 senior financial analysts. Built valued partnership with finance functions, doing better job with fewer resources. Drove significant improvement in balance sheet reconciliations and understanding of financial results.
Director, Disney Corporate Management Audit, 2004-2006.
Redesigned the audit approach in a way that made it more understandable to the business using Walt Disney’s multiplane camera as an example. Worked with Parks, Consumer Products and Corporate business divisions.
Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
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