Sebastian Di Cataldo joined Cranfield Aerospace as Finance Director and Company Secretary on the 2nd June 2008.
Early in his career Sebastian held a number of positions with Lloyds Bank, the Thomas Cook Group and UAC International (part of Unilever plc) prior to qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1986.
After qualifying Sebastian held a senior role in a prominent Contract Research business engaged in pharmaceutical safety evaluation. Sebastian moved on and joined the Board of a fast growing timber import and distribution business as Finance Director helping it to grow from a single business with annual revenues of £5M into a £17M turnover Group, which in addition to the core timber business had diversified into Building Materials supply.
Sebastian has a great deal of experience in green field start up, business acquisitions, together with business restructuring and disposals. Sebastian has been involved in raising finance for new ventures in addition to refinancing existing businesses and has led a Management Buy Out team.
Sebastian brings to the company many years of commercial experience gained in a number of Finance and Management roles across a wide range of industries.