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Conference programme

Finance Directors' Conference 2012

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

11:00 - Networking break

11:20 - Case study
Change management

Siva Shankar, FD, Segro discusses his take on the finance function and how it needs to be focused on enabling and driving change.

11:40 - Case study
Business turnaround

Andrew Lewis, FD, Avon Rubber and winner of Young FD of the Year at the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2011 will discuss the importance of taking a strategic view of business operations and marrying that to the broader objectives of the FD.

11:55 - Practicalities of outsourcing your finance and accounting department

Simon Speirs, Lead Solution Architect, Sutherland Global Services addresses:

  • What to consider, implementation and governance
  • Challenges and issues: how to overcome them
  • How to de-risk the solution and create a win-win
12:25 - What are the new risks facing businesses in a globalised world?

The current financial crisis has pointed up the importance of the balance sheet as well as the profit and loss account, so the numbers of things which need attention, have multiplied.  Hear how to avoid the pitfalls of the risks facing businesses including how to focus and maintain peripheral vision.

Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Consulting

12:40 - Risk Management: Anticipating and avoiding a black swan event

This session will consider the different types of black swan events, common lessons learned and what companies should be doing to mitigate these risks.

Eddie McLaughlin, MD of Strategic Risk Group, Marsh Risk Consulting EMEA 

13:00 - Lunch and networking

11:00 - Networking break

11:20 - Case study
Change management

Siva Shankar, FD, Segro discusses his take on the finance function and how it needs to be focused on enabling and driving change.

11:40 - Case study
Business turnaround

Andrew Lewis, FD, Avon Rubber and winner of Young FD of the Year at the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2011 will discuss the importance of taking a strategic view of business operations and marrying that to the broader objectives of the FD.

11:55 - Practicalities of outsourcing your finance and accounting department

Simon Speirs, Lead Solution Architect, Sutherland Global Services addresses:

  • What to consider, implementation and governance
  • Challenges and issues: how to overcome them
  • How to de-risk the solution and create a win-win
12:25 - What are the new risks facing businesses in a globalised world?

The current financial crisis has pointed up the importance of the balance sheet as well as the profit and loss account, so the numbers of things which need attention, have multiplied.  Hear how to avoid the pitfalls of the risks facing businesses including how to focus and maintain peripheral vision.

Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Consulting

12:40 - Risk Management: Anticipating and avoiding a black swan event

This session will consider the different types of black swan events, common lessons learned and what companies should be doing to mitigate these risks.

Eddie McLaughlin, MD of Strategic Risk Group, Marsh Risk Consulting EMEA 

15:15 - Networking break

11:00 - Networking break

11:20 - Case study
Change management

Siva Shankar, FD, Segro discusses his take on the finance function and how it needs to be focused on enabling and driving change.

11:40 - Case study
Business turnaround

Andrew Lewis, FD, Avon Rubber and winner of Young FD of the Year at the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2011 will discuss the importance of taking a strategic view of business operations and marrying that to the broader objectives of the FD.

11:55 - Practicalities of outsourcing your finance and accounting department

Simon Speirs, Lead Solution Architect, Sutherland Global Services addresses:

  • What to consider, implementation and governance
  • Challenges and issues: how to overcome them
  • How to de-risk the solution and create a win-win
12:25 - What are the new risks facing businesses in a globalised world?

The current financial crisis has pointed up the importance of the balance sheet as well as the profit and loss account, so the numbers of things which need attention, have multiplied.  Hear how to avoid the pitfalls of the risks facing businesses including how to focus and maintain peripheral vision.

Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Consulting

12:40 - Risk Management: Anticipating and avoiding a black swan event

This session will consider the different types of black swan events, common lessons learned and what companies should be doing to mitigate these risks.

Eddie McLaughlin, MD of Strategic Risk Group, Marsh Risk Consulting EMEA