Martin O’Donovan is assistant director, policy and technical, at the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). The ACT is the international body for finance professionals working in treasury, risk, and corporate finance. With 3,600 members in over 60 countries, the ACT defines and promotes best practice in treasury and is the world’s leading examining body for treasury. O’Donovan qualified as a chartered accountant and has spent his career working in treasury at Redland, Hertz, BTR, and, most recently, as group treasurer of National Grid Group. He is a fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.