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Case Study

SECURING AN INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR FOR STEER


Steer is a global consultancy firm spanning 20 offices across four continents

Working across cities, infrastructure and transport, Steer is a progressive business that combines commercial, economic, technical and planning expertise to provide clients with a commercial and competitive edge.

Steer’s impressive projects range from tackling poor air quality in Southwark, to improving passenger coach transport in Europe, to maximising external accessibility for the world-famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio De Janeiro.

Business Situation

Steer’s Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Jones, was looking for a highly capable interim Finance Director to stabilise and improve the department’s core processes and functions.

In a firm that is committed to joined-up thinking and has strong client relationships at its core, it was also imperative that the hire was a good cultural fit for the business.

The Solution

Simon Moore, Executive Director in the finance function at BIE, worked closely with Hugh Jones to establish a clear mandate for the role.

Having worked with Steer Group previously on HR and IT roles, BIE were well-versed in the intricacies of the business.

The next stage was to invest time getting to the heart of what the business needed in terms of an effective hire.
Robert Pearce’s candidacy was subsequently presented to the Steer Group within four days of the initial instruction. Shortly after the initial interview, he was offered a six-month assignment and was delighted to accept.

CLIENT’S VIEW ON THE CANDIDATE

“Robert made an impact almost straight away. His experience resulted in a robustness that was very helpful to us. He added extra value by bringing fresh perspective of the dynamics and drivers of the business. He was able to identify things that were not where they needed to be and resolve issues quickly”.

“He joined us at a period where he needed to present at the AGM on his second day, oversee our share trading window, provide input for the financial components of our annual business planning process and assist with year-end. He helped ensure all these areas were effected and implemented properly.

“Importantly he was able to build good relationships with the team, creating a calming influence that was welcomed after a period of change – and he deserves a lot of credit for that.”

Steer's Chief Executive Officer,
Hugh Jones



CLIENT’S VIEW ON BIE

“Simon Moore did a great job.

“Having worked with BIE before, we know they deliver a calibre of professional that is not always easy to find. BIE has demonstrated an ability to deliver people who are both relevant to our particular business challenges and the right personality to fit within our organisation.

"Credit to Simon Moore for investing the time to get to know us and as a result being able to yield better candidates for our business.”

Steer's Chief Executive Officer,
Hugh Jones


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