Caroline Sherry, the CFO of Hostelworld PLC, talks about her experience stepping into her role just before the pandemic hit. She shares insights into tackling unique challenges, her transition from a science background to accountancy, and how her career was influenced by the financial crash.
Caroline then opens up about her struggles with imposter syndrome, a common yet rarely discussed phenomenon. As one of few female CFOs in Ireland, she highlights her involvement in gender equality initiatives. Additionally, she touches on the CFO’s role in investor relations, the impact of her Chartered Accountancy qualification, and the effects of AI on communication in the travel industry.
The conversation also delves into setting goals amidst uncertainty. Overall, it offers a compelling and thought-provoking exploration of Caroline’s journey and broader industry topics.