Commercial & Finance Director

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  • Title: Commercial & Finance Director
  • Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Contact: Peter Fenton / Charlie van Exter
  • Reference: W / B038
  • Categories: Rural/Agri-businesses and Landed Estates


Exceptional opportunity to take a leading role at one of the country’s best known Estates with a variety of thriving business enterprises. Home to the Marquess & Marchioness of Hertford and their ancestors for over 400 years, Ragley represents a modern and progressive Estate built on innovation and entrepreneurship which seeks to be best in class.

The Chief Executive is seeking a trusted deputy with proven commercial acumen and financial rigor to elevate its performance and build on its diversified interests that include agriculture, residential and commercial real estate and a leisure & hospitality business. Safeguarding its heritage for future generations, of both the family and wider community, is paramount to its ongoing purpose.

The Position

  • Deliver timely management reports, budgets and end-of-year accounts, built upon robust financial controls, systems and procedures to support the Chief Executive, Trustees and family in decision making and overall Estate management.
  • Offer meaningful support to the Chief Executive and Trustees in strategy development, resource allocation, business performance management and acquisition evaluation/implementation.
  • Act as second in command to the Chief Executive and deliver new initiatives and manage change across the Estate, based on robust business plans.

The Candidate

  • Commercially astute, hands-on qualified accountant. Property experience ideal, but not prerequisite. Proven business acumen and expertise in formulating and developing financial strategy.
  • Ambitious, proactive, energetic and highly numerate with understanding of trust structures, accounting legislation and tax. Strong IT skills. Capable and confident in a Boardroom environment.
  • Decisive, capable of meeting tight deadlines and with good attention to detail. An able communicator with excellent organisational and leadership skills and collaborative approach.

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