Tracy Balachandran

Financial and Commercial Director


Tracy joined CDS as the Finance and Commercial Director in August 2016.  Tracy is a chartered accountant having qualified with KPMG. Prior to CDS Tracy was the Finance Director of Digital Mums a digital start up with a big social agenda, seeing them through two fund raising rounds and the Business engagement Lead at Barclaycard, for a Data and Analytics team.

With experience in a number of finance and commercial roles across a variety of industries and corporates ranging from; Barclaycard, to an autonomous property investment subsidiary of Asda Walmart, to the retail operations of Scottish and Newcastle to SmithKline Beecham.  Tracy will build on this experience as she takes on accountability for Finance, Informatics and IT, for CDS.

Tracy is fascinated by the study of behaviour and the difference that makes the difference.  Tracy is passionate about working in collaborative ways, striving to motivate and inspire colleagues to work dynamically and differently to achieve the best they can in the best way possible, as individuals and as part of the CDS whole.