Stella joined PWC London, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before starting her career in the FMCG industry with Mars. Stella has 25 years’ finance and M&A experience, and was the Finance Director of the UK’s biggest brewer, Scottish & Newcastle UK prior to its acquisition by Heineken in 2008. From 2012 to 2016, she was CFO and an investor in Genius Gluten Free, one of the UK’s most innovative food companies, which grew from a turnover of £6 million to £50 million during her time as CFO.
Stella’s M&A experience includes leading Scottish & Newcastle’s acquisition of Bulmers cider, and Genius’ acquisition of Finsbury plc’s ‘free from’ business. Stella is a Non Executive Director of Scottish Ensemble, holds a 1st Class Hons. in Economics and is ACA qualified.