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Conference programme

Finance Directors' Conference 2012

Details of conference speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

15:35 - Overview of the recruitment market

15:45 - Panel
Managing internal relations

How does the FD create a shared sense of purpose and help colleagues buy into it? The panel will discuss their experience of restructures, cost reduction initiatives and managing cultural issues post-merger.

Narin Ganesh, FD Crown Worldwide; Philip Pirie, FTEN Mentor and Executive Coach; Simon Whale, MD Luther Pendragon

16:15 - Managing external relations

Alan Trotter, FD, Alliance Trust and member of The Hundred Group explains why managing external stakeholder relationships are a vital skill for the FD.

16:35 - Panel
What makes a great CFO?

Listen as our panellists’ discuss the key facets of the CFO role – sharing their own experiences and providing perspective on what it takes to become a great leader in the world of finance.

Ian Tyler, CEO, Balfour Beatty; James Cheesewright, CFO, Eurostar; Anders Rasmussen, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

17:20 - Chair’s closing remarks

A final word from the Chair, Richard Young

17:30 - 18:30 - Drinks reception

Details TBA

18:30 - 22:30 - Dinner 
One Moorgate Place restaurant

Hosted by Mark Spofforth, ICAEW Deputy President, with after dinner speaker Matthew Parris, award-winning journalist.

13:00 - Lunch and networking

15:35 - Overview of the recruitment market

15:45 - Panel
Managing internal relations

How does the FD create a shared sense of purpose and help colleagues buy into it? The panel will discuss their experience of restructures, cost reduction initiatives and managing cultural issues post-merger.

Narin Ganesh, FD Crown Worldwide; Philip Pirie, FTEN Mentor and Executive Coach; Simon Whale, MD Luther Pendragon

16:15 - Managing external relations

Alan Trotter, FD, Alliance Trust and member of The Hundred Group explains why managing external stakeholder relationships are a vital skill for the FD.

16:35 - Panel
What makes a great CFO?

Listen as our panellists’ discuss the key facets of the CFO role – sharing their own experiences and providing perspective on what it takes to become a great leader in the world of finance.

Ian Tyler, CEO, Balfour Beatty; James Cheesewright, CFO, Eurostar; Anders Rasmussen, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

17:20 - Chair’s closing remarks

A final word from the Chair, Richard Young

17:30 - 18:30 - Drinks reception

Details TBA

18:30 - 22:30 - Dinner 
One Moorgate Place restaurant

Hosted by Mark Spofforth, ICAEW Deputy President, with after dinner speaker Matthew Parris, award-winning journalist.

15:15 - Networking break

15:35 - Overview of the recruitment market

15:45 - Panel
Managing internal relations

How does the FD create a shared sense of purpose and help colleagues buy into it? The panel will discuss their experience of restructures, cost reduction initiatives and managing cultural issues post-merger.

Narin Ganesh, FD Crown Worldwide; Philip Pirie, FTEN Mentor and Executive Coach; Simon Whale, MD Luther Pendragon

16:15 - Managing external relations

Alan Trotter, FD, Alliance Trust and member of The Hundred Group explains why managing external stakeholder relationships are a vital skill for the FD.

16:35 - Panel
What makes a great CFO?

Listen as our panellists’ discuss the key facets of the CFO role – sharing their own experiences and providing perspective on what it takes to become a great leader in the world of finance.

Ian Tyler, CEO, Balfour Beatty; James Cheesewright, CFO, Eurostar; Anders Rasmussen, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

17:20 - Chair’s closing remarks

A final word from the Chair, Richard Young

17:30 - 18:30 - Drinks reception

Details TBA

18:30 - 22:30 - Dinner 
One Moorgate Place restaurant

Hosted by Mark Spofforth, ICAEW Deputy President, with after dinner speaker Matthew Parris, award-winning journalist.