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Executives in Residence

Chris Lowe

 chris-lowe-thumbnailPrincipal - Colobus


Brunel University London


Company Turnarounds, Finance, Negotiation 




A graduate engineer and Chartered Accountant Chris is skilled and experienced in company turnarounds. Over the course of his working life, Chris has led and managed change in a number of challenging and fast-growth situations in the UK and overseas. Across a range of sectors, Chris has specialised in working with small and medium-sized businesses overcome the particular challenges they face and to improve their cash flow, growth, and profit.

Chris is an experienced and strategically creative FD / CFO with an impeccable record of achievement in successfully managing high growth, new structures, and emerging commercial relationships across a range of industries. He is recognised as a strong, natural leader able to persuade, motivate, and drive teams to achieve business transformation and profit growth in the most demanding circumstances. Impressive portfolio of experience and particularly skilled in directing recovery, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and managing complex routes to fulfillment in challenging environments.

He is a natural leader with an open management style. Chris recruits, mentors, and motivates individuals creating highly effective financial teams and an environment where success is recognised and rewarded. He is also able to manage multiple, large, complex, and dynamic activities. Relentlessly maintains the focus, flexibility, and enthusiasm associated with the successful delivery of effective financial strategies in demanding commercial environments; to bring fresh impetus to business growth and cost control. Understands from where the potential new opportunities will come and creates original and effective strategies to identify potential revenue or savings, influence key stakeholders, and benefit the business. Chris also possesses strong, big-picture financial instincts and the technical skills to carry the ideas forward. Accredited Chartered Accountant with a strong eye for detail and excellent working knowledge of all major financial IT software.