Gary Steadman
Chairman of the Advisory Board


Gary Steadman MBA FCICM FACP has been working in Credit for over 20 years, the majority of which have been in the Shared Service World. It’s fair to say Gary has had an interesting and diverse career all thanks to his Credit Management background. He started his career with a Debt Collection company started by former CSA president Kurt Obermaier, before moving into various Credit Management roles with Electrolux Outdoor Products, P&O, Alexander Mann, Pulse Staffing, Adecco, and Thermo Fisher. Gary has now moved away from dedicated O2C roles and has been instrumental in the set up and design of a number of Shared Service Centres. This includes setting up a Centre in Costa Rica for Thermo Fisher, based in San Jose, where he spent 3 years, before moving back to the UK to head up EMEA Shared Services for Lonza Pharmaceuticals and then Associated British Ports as Head of their Shared Service Centre based in Hull. Gary is now Senior Vice President of Global Business Services and Operations for the Collinson Group. Gary is an avid Scuba Diver, Cricketer and a keen Newcastle United supporter.