Our principal consultant, Aaron Gale, has been a Chief Financial Officer of companies from multinationals turning over up to $300 million to start ups in high growth mode.
Recently, Aaron was the CFO at Seequent, a global geotech software firm with 16 offices worldwide. While there, a US PE firm acquired majority ownership of the company and Seequent acquired two global North American businesses.
Prior to Seequent, he was the CFO at Enatel and led the co-ordination of the purchaser due diligence requirements and dataroom for a successful trade sale to a US company.
Aaron worked for General Cable Oceania (part of a Fortune 500 company), the bulk of his time there as CFO, being responsible for full end to end accounting, management reporting and analysis, and complying with all SEC obligations and deadlines including Sarbanes Oxley internal control requirements.
Five years in the UK was spent in project accountant/ system implementation / project manager (PRINCE2 qualified) roles in finance and media companies. Aaron worked as the Group Management Accountant at a nationwide manufacturing company (gaining the APICs CPIM qualification) after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte.
Aaron also represented Otago in cricket for ten years and toured India with the New Zealand cricket team. He brings the passion, dedication, focus, and ‘can do’ attitude from playing sport at the highest level to his consulting work.
Outside of work Aaron enjoys spending time with his family (preferably in the great outdoors), golfing, sampling new and obscure craft beer from around NZ and cultivating his lawn to a standard that rivals some of the best-kept greens in Christchurch!
Further details regarding Aaron’s career to date and accomplishments can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/aarongale
No, Aaron's not a Hurricanes Super Rugby supporter - a leopard never changes its spots! Hint - it might be related to his surname...
Photo: Aaron taking the last wicket in the Shell Cup semi-final win over Auckland in 1993, watching the ball that Jeff Wilson had just thrust airborne after taking the catch. A dejected Murphy Sua in the background.