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Real Business : Issue 3 2008
AHEAD OF THE CURVE Looking downtown to New York’s financial district. There is an undeniable buzz that pervades New York City, the biggest and, with eight million people crammed into 750 sq km, the mostly densely populated city in the US. Richard English CPA is ina New York state ofmind Perhaps it’s the undiluted ambition of so many people striving to make it in their respective fields, but there’s an attitude, a vibe, that can never be properly felt or understood without visiting the city and experiencing it first-hand by walking its streets. Richard English CPA first landed in the east coast metropolis in February 2007. After starting in the finance department of global public relations firm Weber Shandwick in Australia, he logged stints in Singapore and London before being offered the plush Big Apple post of worldwide director of finance and planning by the firm’s global CFO. “I’ve always considered New York to be the pinnacle of a corporate career,” English says. “There are so many opportunities here.” When he first started his career at Weber Shandwick’s Australian office, English could only imagine that his skills, CPA designation and diligence would take him so far. It was only once he arrived in Singapore that he realised there was so much more REAL BUSINESS ISSUE 3, 2008 7 STEVEN LAXTON MANHATTAN TRANSFER GLENN MOFFATT
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