Our main interview in this edition is with Saragh Fitzgerald ACCA, CFO of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service, which runs the finance and administration functions for the Irish parliament. She explains how technology is being used to streamline operations and build new services for the future as the institution celebrates its centenary.
In the month when we also celebrate International Women’s Day, we investigate female representation on the boards of Irish companies. And with just 15% of the world’s banknotes currently featuring famous women, we take a look at which countries are celebrating their female role-models.
Greater diversity in business reflects changes in society at large, and also helps firms attract a wider range of talents and broaden their approach. We offer tips on how to make workplaces more inclusive.
Public pressure is also driving a focus on sustainability and environmental issues, but in some cases companies need to back up their media soundbites with some firm actions, as our feature explains. Greater transparency is also a requirement for multinationals reporting their tax arrangements, and we provide some ideas for how to make complex disclosures more meaningful.
March sees the start of the Formula One season, and to mark this we interview in this short video Russell Braithwaite FCCA, CFO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, and Tom Capocci FCCA, European head of finance at Haas Formula One, about the 2022 season, financial regulation in the sport and what it’s like to work with your passion.