Chris Gunning is the Finance Transformation Service lead at
Heineken in Amsterdam where he has been living with his family over
the last 20 years.
Starting off back in Belfast with an Accountancy Degree from
Queens, he’s since lived and worked all over the world on every
continent — except Antarctica — for Global Tech Companies,
Automotive businesses and now one of the biggest beer brands in the
Chris is also:
A self-confessed metal-head
And the most James Bond-like accountant, I’ve ever met in my
In today’s show, we hear stories about growing up in Belfast in the
’70s, working under the supervision of armed guards in Pakistan and
being whisked out of an unnamed South American country after he and
his team discovered something they shouldn’t have…
We believe Northern Ireland has a better story to tell — one that goes beyond bombs, bullets and a sunken ship.
You are part of this story.
With 180+ conversations featuring some of the incredible people who call this place home, our weekly show gives you the chance to get away from the clickbait and connect with the amazing things happening on your doorstep.
Previous guests include NASA Scientists, Billion-Dollar CEOs, 91-year-old parkrunners, teenaged entrepreneurs, Oscar-winning directors, Olympic Gold medalists, Bitcoin Auctioneers, Tim Burton's puppet-maker and a guy who built an aeroplane in his garage.
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