Virtual Finance Directors London & Bucks

There is no substitute for experience. All our virtual finance directors are qualified accountants and have bought or sold companies and raised funds for businesses. They all understand the needs of the business owner.

Virtual Finance Director – Profiles


A part time Finance Director or Virtual Finance Director provides you with years of sharp end financial and management experience, at a fraction of the cost of employing a full time person. 

All our Virtual Finance Directors are Qualified Accountants and have:

  • Minimum 5 years FD experience (most have 10 – 20 years)
  • Fundraising experience
  • Deal experience – Buying or Selling businesses

Our Virtual Finance Directors have had many years of commercial experience in business working alongside MDs, chief executives and Chairmen.

Click on a name to view their profile:


Carl T. ACA

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Carl is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years of commercial experience. As a seasoned leader within Operations, he has seen business from all angles. His Finance skills provide a barometer and a backbone to decision making.  Carl’s clients value his broad practical business experience which includes: recruiting and growing teams; property transactions; assessing, as well as preparing, businesses for sale; and raising mortgages, bank loans and asset finance. He can handle banking and audit relationships. He develops KPIs which make sense of the business. Carl has a Masters in Coaching and Mentoring.

Carl has set up an overseas manufacturing subsidiary from scratch, and is also a skilled linguist, fluent in Spanish and French, with a working knowledge of German.

Since February 2021 Carl has been the leader of the vfdnet London & Bucks hub.

Norman A. ACMA

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Norman is a Management Accountant with 35 years experience in industry and commerce, including 30 years at Director level. He has been closely involved with a number of VC backed private companies as well as a PLC director taking them from an AIM listing to a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. His experience has involved City Investor presentations, dealing with banks and corporate finance teams.

In addition his entrepreneurial experience includes leading a management buyout. Having been responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, IT, and having studied lean process engineering and the Goldratt theories he enjoys applying that thinking to financial processes to ensure a firm foundation for decision making.  He has operated in turnaround and high growth scenarios with a good understanding of the needs of shareholders.

He has followed up his business degree and ACMA qualification with the Cranfield Business Leaders Programme and a determination to keep on learning from successful people in a wide variety of fields.

He has regularly been handed areas of new responsibility, with no prior experience, as an indication of his ability to apply logical thought processes and to arrive at solutions that are credible to his superiors. He has worked for some excellent leaders and is determined to share and pass on the benefits of lessons learnt.

Hugh W. ACA

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Hugh joined the vfdnet team early in lockdown in 2020, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant over 30 years ago. Having trained with Arthur Andersen, he has subsequently had considerable exposure to financial management, M&A, corporate restructuring, and strategic planning within a variety of SME companies.

He is very experienced in working with owner managers and entrepreneurs especially those who require a mature sounding board to understand the financial implications of plans and strategies and how to manage and deliver the most appropriate amount and type of funding. Hugh is a team builder, making sure the right people are in the right roles. He is an enthusiastic and energetic leader with an optimistic and positive approach to helping his clients.

Ian H

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Ian joined the vdfnet team in early 2022 having enjoyed some well-earned time off during lockdown after nearly 35 years as an accountant, deeply involved in the management and growth of businesses. Having trained with a top 20 firm, going on to work as a consultant helping SME businesses with their varied accounting needs, before heading up the finance function for Poundworld Retail and guiding them over 11 years. He developed the financial and commercial needs of this ambitious family run business from a £20m turnover start up to one with 300+ stores a £350m turnover, and assisting in a successful exit for the founder. He later worked part-time finance consultant for another family-owned retail business.