Colin Golden is the Chief Financial Officer of Milestone Aviation Group. Colin has 20 years’ experience in international financial services having worked in two of the big four accounting/advisory firms and two major banks.
Colin brings a wealth of experience to Milestone in the areas of financial and strategic planning, capital markets, deal structuring/pricing, foreign exchange, accounting, capital and risk management. He has senior experience with an equity listed bank and a global bank, having being Head of Group Finance and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis.
Colin trained as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen, Dublin and is member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and is also a Fellow of the Institute. Subsequent to qualifying with Andersen’s Colin worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers on an international assignment for a number of years.
Colin then joined Ulster Bank (RBS) and spent over five years in a number of commercial roles including the disposal of three businesses to third parties at a profit and the setting up of successful new lines of business in the Treasury division. He also implemented an integrated financial data warehouse system and was promoted to Head of Management and Financial Reporting. He then joined Anglo Irish Bank (IBRC) and spent a number of years in various senior Finance roles and was a key member of management that led the bank through a restructuring programme.
Colin obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin, Ireland and a first class Masters of Accounting degree from its post graduate business school.