Neal JeffsInterim Head of Finance, Northern Region

I have been with ABG for over 15 years having trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Pricewaterhousecoopers in Windsor after leaving University. I joined as a Group Finance Accountant, and progressed to Head of External Reporting before switching into Financial Planning and Analysis. Having progressed to Director of EMEA Financial Planning and Analysis I was offered my current opportunity on an interim basis, filling in for the permanent Finance Director during his overseas assignment.

The highlights are definitely the people I work with and the broad range of activities I undertake. The challenges are doing all of that whilst trying to integrate everything into one large region with different cultures — our recently-acquired territories of Sweden, Denmark and Norway are very different to the UK.

ABG is a great place to work because of the people. Many of my colleagues here are just as much friends as people I work with.