Caroline Stockmann

Chief Executive , ACT

Caroline Stockmann has been Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since February 2017. Prior to that Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK's largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International.

She has 30 years' experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of commercial organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands and UK). Much of her working life has been spent overseas, and alongside her day job promoting diversity and inclusion has played a big part in her working life. 

Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles on boards over the years, some current roles including being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the International Group of Treasury Associations, and Treasurer and Board member of the CIPD.   

Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach and passionate bell ringer, and is married with two children. She has travelled the world running seminars on leadership and strategic influencing, often with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Check out her regular podcasts at, also via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music. They cover a wide array of topics focused on how to develop your full potential as a leader.