Contributor: John Leese

John Leese, Chief Financial Officer, Star

John Leese

John began his career at Deloitte & Touche, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He then moved to Ernst & Young, spending over three years on the West Coast of the US in its Software Industry Group.

John started with Content Technologies in 2000 and managed its operational finance team through a period of significant change, including its £600m acquisition by Baltimore and subsequent sale to Clearswift in 2002. John joined Star from Clearswift in 2005 where he was group financial controller.

As CFO at Star, John ensures that the finance team provide a first rate service, using consistent technologies and policies wherever possible. He is also responsible for human resources.

The Financial Benefits of Cloud Computing
Although there is some trepidation surrounding cloud computing, John Leese, chief financial officer of Star assures CFOs that there is nothing to fear. In fact, he explains that cloud computing...