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Annual Reception 2016 | Looking ahead with optimism

This year’s Corporate Finance Faculty Annual Reception took place on Thursday 10 November at the Guildhall Art Gallery & Old Library.

At this year's event, David Petrie, ICAEW's Head of Corporate Fiance, welcomed Lord Clement-Jones CBE as our guest speaker who shared with us his great political and business insights. Now a senior Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Clement-Jones oversaw the biggest merger of UK political parties in the late 20th century when he helped bring together the Liberals and SDP to create the new party in 1988. He is London managing partner of global law firm DLA Piper, and the Lib Dems' spokesman in the House of Lords on the creative industries and a member of the Communications Select Committee.

The Corporate Finance Faculty hosted senior representatives of its 80 members from across business, investment and advisory, as well as many contributors to its representative, policy and technical work.

The evening began with a champagne reception, followed by our guest speaker.

Micro Focus plc is awarded

Lord Clement-Jones was joined by Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Shawbrook Bank in presenting ICAEW's Corporate Development award to Mike Phillips, Chief Financial Officer of Micro Focus International plc.

Diploma in Corporate Finance

Mark Pacitti, Chairman, Corporate Finance Faculty and Justin Thomas, head of Programmes (Accounting), BPP Professional Education presented prizes to the two most successful students of ICAEW's Diploma in Corporate Finance.

  • Kiren Asad, Associate, Strata Partners
  • Jack Leggett, Corporate Finance Associate, PKF Francis Clark

Photographer: Errol Jones - Weshoot London

String Quartet: Royal College of Music

Further information

  • For more information about the Annual Reception, please contact Owen Waite