Welcome to the 2023 international edition of our CFO Pathways Report

Through a collaboration with the relationship data company, BoardEx, and combined with our own network, we have accessed an extensive pool of over 1.7 million executives globally, enabling us to produce a detailed report of global CFO appointments.

This year, we have expanded our analysis on a global scale, encompassing the United Kingdom, EMEA, America, and Asia. Naturally, our challenge is to distill this vast array of data into a practical format. We are confident that we have achieved this goal, presenting data that we hope provides valuable insight, including:

  • Market Insights: notes from a headhunter’s desk
  • Global CFO appointments: volume by Country, Market, Sector
  • Gender: The top five countries that foster gender diversity among CFOs (and the five that lag behind)
  • Age: When do opportunities peak?
  • First-time CFOs: Analysing the most probable paths to CFO appointments
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    Introducing the Finance Practice

    We support a wide range of organisations to appoint CFOs and their direct reports, whether permanent or interim, in the UK and around the world. As a result of our deep functional expertise and exceptional networks, we have a strong track record of delivering outstanding senior talent. We have grown to become one of Europe’s leading finance executive solutions businesses, something of which we are incredibly proud.

    We know strong financial leadership is crucial to the success of any organisation, and in today’s boardroom, the role of the Chief Financial Officer goes far beyond financial oversight and strategy. Increasingly the CFO is the natural deputy and key strategic business partner to the CEO; their ability to influence and collaborate across the business is vital.

    Find out more about the team here
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    Eton Bridge is by far one of the most attentive and personable Executive Search providers I have ever had the privilege to work with. Their focus is not only on a great candidate experience but also ensuring the right fit for both their candidates and clients alike.

    Alistair Roman Interim Finance Director, leading UK retailer
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    The Eton Bridge team were extremely proactive and sensitive to the needs we had for the CFO role, helping us to find more diverse candidates who better reflected the gender and nationality diversity of the senior finance team. We have been very happy with the entire recruitment process.

    Andy Savage Head of HR EMEA, global manufacturing company
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    Eton Bridge Partners provides a service that goes well beyond the normal executive recruitment business. I value their integrity and professionalism.

    James Bowling CFO, FTSE 100 utilities company