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  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1992
  • Joined Council: 2023
  • Election Constituency: West of England


Neil is a Transformation Director with Oracle Corporation Incorporated, one of the largest tech firms.  Qualifying with PwC, he then moved into global finance leadership roles with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Mars and Jacobs Solutions Incorporated.  Neil spent 17 years at Jacobs (a Fortune 250 company), where he was Vice-President of Finance.  His experience included Divisional CFO, International Accounting Director and Transformation Director.

Neil has consistently been drawn towards helping fix business problems which require transformation.  This started at PwC in Corporate Recovery, turning around loss making operations at HPE and Jacobs, fixing failed acquisitions, driving finance function global re-organisations.  These experience enabled Neil to be seconded to the Ministry of Defence to lead the finance transformation programme.

In addition to his international career, Neil has been an active volunteer for ICAEW, including being a member and President of the West of England Board, Chair of the Aerospace and Defence CFO Forum, a member of the Business Committee and in 2023, was elected to ICAEW Council.

Neil is passionate about helping business leaders understand simple methodologies for delivering complex transformation programmes, resulting in a series of successful articles for ICAEW and the "Cutting Through Boardroom Challenges" series on Accounting Web.  He also guest lectures on strategic performance at the University of Bath, one of the top business schools in the UK.

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  • ICAEW Council
  • ICAEW Business Committee
  • ICAEW West of England District Society

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  • Oracle are aiming to provide sponsorship to ICAEW for webinars and round table discussions.
Neil Cutting