Ms. Liddy’s expertise focuses on working with and alongside company management and boards to deliver outstanding results in high-pressure environments, whether in a healthy company seeking to improve performance or in a stressed or distressed situation. Her primary areas of concentration are interim management, operational improvement, liquidity forecasting and management, development and implementation of cost reduction plans, development and execution of robust business plans and implementation of financial and operational restructuring initiatives, including cost-reductions, program management and topline operating improvements.
Her industry expertise includes fast-moving consumer goods, airlines, financial services, property and real estate, healthcare, infrastructure, manufacturing, media and publishing, telecommunications and automotive.
Most recently, Ms. Liddy worked with a FTSE 250 international services company with annual turnover of c.£4 billion to identify and implement cost savings across its healthcare and public sector contracts.
Ms. Liddy previously served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Autobar Ltd, a coffee and food vending business in London with annual turnover of £800 million and 10 locations throughout Europe. In this role, she assisted during the refinancing and restructuring, installed reporting and monitoring mechanisms and provided leadership to the finance team.
She also worked with a Turkish-based subsidiary of a U.S. airline engine centre. Reporting to the Board of Director, Ms. Liddy was responsible for delivering cash and working capital improvements to the company, which included assessing the ideal product portfolio and evaluating the existing pricing structure.
Ms. Liddy’s other recent engagements have included interim appointments as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) of Project Tim Tam, a subsidiary of a London Stock Exchange-listed international corporation that provided industrial services in the energy and natural resources sectors. Responsible for the Australia subsidiary, her role was to assist the Board of Director in understanding the root causes of underperformance.
Ms. Liddy also acted as the interim CRO of Plum Baby, a UK baby food company, which had only recently been acquired by Plum Organics, a U.S. private equity-owned business with a $100 million turnover. Her responsibilities included preparation of the operating plan, liaising with the Board of Directors on securing additional finance, and assessing customer contracts and the ideal product portfolio.
Prior to A&M, Ms. Liddy spent four years with AlixPartners in London and seven years with Deloitte in both the UK and Australia focusing on corporate financial restructuring engagements.
Ms. Liddy is a fully-qualified Chartered Accountant and earned bachelor’s degrees in commerce and arts from The University of Melbourne in Australia. She is a dual British/Australian national.
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