Ben Macdonald

Finance Director Global Operations & Systems

Smiths Detection
Ben Macdonald Profile Image
​As Smiths Detections’ Finance Director, Ben has full P&L responsibility for manufacturing and supply chain facilities and is responsible for S&OP governance of the sales regions.

He is also the Finance Director for Detections ERP system, master data governance and analytics capability globally.

Ben plays a pivotal role in Smiths Detection’s continual drive for operational excellence and globalisation, having contributed to significant improvements in working capital, productivity, governance, service and physical footprint reduction. Ben drove substantial efficiency gains within the finance function upon joining Smiths Detection. By changing the way Finance approached reporting from SAP, he brought with him massive benefits to period-close efficiencies, staff job satisfaction, and ultimately reduced risk to the business.

Ben's Sessions at Connect 2017

Smiths Detection Transforms Financial Reporting in Weeks with Huge Benefits to their Business

Monday 27th November | 2:25pm - 3:10pm

Join this presentation to learn how Smiths Detection – part of the Smiths Group and a global leader in threat detection and screening technology – completely changed the way they approached reporting, and in doing so tr...

Session Information