Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson

Financial Controller

In November 2023, Lisa Thomson joined Cranemere’s Finance & Accounting team in London as Financial Controller.

Lisa hails from Edinburgh, and brings with her more than a decade experience in Financial Services Audit , most of which spent at EY in both London and San Francisco offices. She obtained a B.Sc. in Applied Accounting and holds ACCA and CIA qualifications.

I joined Cranemere because of the values of the Company and the team at Cranemere. Throughout the interview process it was clear that the team members are truly aligned with the mission of Cranemere and focused on partnering with businesses to achieve long-term sustainable value creation.

My favorite quote is from Armistead Maupin — ‘You don’t have to keep up, dear. You just have to keep open.’ I believe that in both personal and professional life it’s OK not to know everything, what matters is remaining open to learning from those around us who have different expertise and experience.

When I’m not working I’m listening to music and planning what concerts to go to next. I try to see as much live music as I can, one of the highlights being the many times I was lucky enough to see my favourite band Fleetwood Mac with my Dad over the years.

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is probably joining EY at 18 directly after high school, though that may be more attributable to naivety than daring!