In a career characterised by collaborative Finance Business Partnering and a passion for team engagement and fun at work, Clare has experience across an impressive variety of industries.
Post university, she completed her CIMA qualification at Unilever, where she stayed for 7 years in Finance roles supporting marketing, sales and manufacturing as well as 2 years as Senior Internal Audit Manager for the company’s Africa region.
Moving to Financial Services, Clare was Finance Director for RSA’s More Th>n brand for 5 years, followed by Retail experience with Amazon as Head of Finance for the Consumer Electronics Division. In 2016, she joined KFC, the ‘finger lickin’ good’ brand with 880+ restaurants and turnover in excess of £1bn in the UK and Ireland. As Director of Financial Control, her responsibilities include Financial Reporting and Tax, a Transactional Finance Shared Service, Payroll/HR Admin and Asset Protection.
She is currently combining her busy role with training for her 4th marathon!
Kevin joined Honda in 1998, following his inauguration to Treasury at Kingfisher Plc. He had several evolving roles within Honda’s Treasury Team. Kevin left Honda in 2013 to broaden his development at Sharp Electronics setting up a European Treasury function from scratch. After a couple of years he was given the opportunity to return to Honda as European Group Treasurer.
James is ING’s Chief International Economist. He focuses on developed market economies, concentrating mainly on the US and the UK. He has been with ING for 19 years during which time he and his team have won several awards for forecasting. James regularly markets ING’s economic views to clients around the world and is frequently quoted in the global media. He is a graduate of Durham University.
Malcolm Pape is the Europe, Middle East and Africa CFO at Experian plc, where he leads a large finance function spread across 15 countries, partnering the businesses to drive premium profitable growth. A qualified Management Accountant (ACMA), Malcolm has over 15 year experience in Finance and Operational roles, spanning Outsourcing, Technology and Data Services companies.
Malcolm is a mathematician and economist, studied at Loughborough University and a keen sportsman. Applying rigorous analytical thinking, a competitive mind set and a high performing team ethos, he has specialised in turning around difficult, ailing and problem child businesses.
When not traveling Malcolm lives in Bristol with his wife and three children.
Richard Scase is a leading Author, Entrepreneur, and Business Forecaster. He is a leading authority on global trends – incorporating how political, social and economic ‘risk factors’ will shape the future business environment. Professor Scase was recently voted one of the Top Ten most influential people in Britain on personnel/human resource management issues by Personnel Today magazine. In addition, he is a former winner of the prestigious European Business Speaker of the Year Award.
Professor Scase is the author of over 24 books, including Britain in 2010: The Changing Business Landscape, which painted such a vivid picture of the future that it influenced a swathe of UK government policy, as well as being critically acclaimed worldwide. He has also written extensively on how to stimulate entrepreneurialism in large organisations; manage creativity; motivate and lead; and leverage corporate intelligence. In his most recent work, Global Remix; The Fight for Competitive Advantage he explores the impact of incipient global trends – technological, economic, demographic, cultural, political, and social – on both businesses and individuals. His latest book (2014) presents findings on his research on entrepreneurship in China and how this will impact upon the future global environment.
As an entrepreneur, Professor Scase has co-founded and sold two successful media businesses: a major radio station serving the south-east of England, and an on-line provider of learning materials for corporate management development programmes.
As an academic, his research interests range from organisational change and entrepreneurship to the impact of Internet technologies and the restructuring of work and employment worldwide. He has a geographical breadth of experience ranging from his duties as Emeritus Professor of Organisational Change at the University of Kent and visiting professorships at the University of London, Beijing University, Auckland (New Zealand), and Monash University (Australia).
Professor Scase is a contributor of feature articles to newspapers, professional magazines and programmes on radio and television. He has written regular columns for Business Voice (the official monthly publication of the CBI) and the Observer newspaper. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to write policy-focused, official reports for government and other statutory bodies. These include Fit and Fifty for an all-party committee of MPs representing older workers in the UK, Europe in 2010 for the European parliament, Regional Futures 2003 for the UK’s National Housing Federation and Business Futures 2014 for the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales).
Tim is a well-rounded finance professional with a track record of defining & implementing effective strategies, engaging teams and delivering transformational change. He has experience in multinational organizations, supported by excellent capabilities in cross functional / cultural cooperation and communication. As a young and dynamic senior executive he challenges and redefines the status quo. He has been very successful in several different industries and able to effectively act at different levels of the organization to stimulate a value driven culture.
He is currently responsible for a team of 15 Fte that run the Strategic Finance & Treasury activities at the Port of Rotterdam Group, these include but are not limited to Business Control, Governance and Management of subsidiaries, Investment & Portfolio Management, as well as the following Treasury functions: Payments & Cash management, Liquidity management, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations & Financial Risk Management. He is also an executive Director for Blocklab BV, the Rotterdam Blockchain Fieldlab, where he stimulates the use of Blockchain technology in the Logistical & Energy sector.
Chris is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence within the Information security industry. He’s garnered a reputation for hacking anything with wings, wheels, tracks, tyres, fins or sails…
Chris has some unique methods of addressing the evolving threat matrix and future challenges in the world of Deception, IoT, FinTech, Nanotechnology and ICS to name a few. Chris also comes armed with kilts, blue beards and single malts to most conferences; if nothing else the audience gets lessons in social engineering and Scottish lore…
At Acalvio, Roberts helps drive Technology Innovation and Product Leadership. In addition, Roberts directs a portfolio of services within Acalvio designed to improve the physical and digital security posture of both enterprise, industrial and government clients. Roberts is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences, has been featured in several documentaries and is regularly quoted in national newspapers, television news and industry publications.
Frank Rust is in charge of Bucher group’s centralized financial risk management. Since Bucher is a worldwide operating manufacturer of niche market machinery and systems managing the foreign exchange exposures is the most challenging task of group treasury. He is also responsible for the inter-company financing, the cash and liquidity management and the group’s external funding.Prior to joining Bucher in 2010 he was heading treasury and trading businesses in the Swiss banking industry for more than six years. Frank Rust started his career as trader of interest rate derivatives in Frankfurt, Germany and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Rohit is a Director in Eurasia Group’s Corporate Advisory Services team, providing counsel to executive teams of some of the world’s largest corporations. Rohit has a wealth of experience in consulting, analytics and outsourcing from Capgemini, Xerox, Integreon, Moody’s and also co-founded Judicium Consulting. His experience focuses on organisation strategy, transformation and operational improvement. Rohit, who earned master’s degrees from the Cranfield School of Management and Durham University, once spent seven weeks in the Shaolin Temple learning Kung Fu, and spent four weeks trekking the Himalayas, circling Mount Kailas and reaching 23,000 feet up the northeast ridge of Mount Everest.
Eurasia Group is recognised as a leading authority on geopolitics and its impact on business, keeping boards ‘one step ahead’ of a changing world, by anticipating and navigating the macro environment, disruptions, country politics, reforms, and regulations, in order to mitigate risks and seize growth opportunities.
The firm is led by Dr. Ian Bremmer, founder and President and includes Senior Advisors such as Right Honorable Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary general and chief of staff at the United Nations, Hon. Enrico Letta, former prime minister of Italy, Hon. Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia, Hon. Radosław Sikorski, former foreign minister of Poland, Dr. David F. Gordon, former Vice Chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, and Robert D. Kaplan, bestselling author and formerly a member of the Pentagon’s Defence Policy Board.
Justin’s first career was as a military pilot. He graduated as top cadet of his officer training and went on to fly the Tornado F3 air defence fighter. He has taken part in both training and operational deployments all over the world, and was qualified to lead any scale of mission in any theatre. Justin was subsequently selected for the Red Arrows, where he served for 3 years on the team, becoming the Executive Officer and performing over 250 displays worldwide including 3 international tours.
Justin is a founder and managing director of a management consultancy which partners with clients to help accelerate organisational effectiveness. His work includes operational excellence programmes, leadership development, risk and safety management and building high-performance teams.
Justin’s ‘signature’ presentation, ‘The Business of Excellence’, based on his book of the same name, explores the drivers of high performance in teams and organisations, drawing on examples from business, sport, the military, and his own personal experience as a fighter pilot and member of the Red Arrows.
Sally has over 18 years’ experience within multinational retail businesses, currently Head of Group FP&A and Treasury at Whitbread, a FTSE 50 best known for its Costa and Premier Inn brands. Her role gives a unique view across the organisations’ business planning along with the funding of the group world wide. In recent years, she has raised £1.6bn of debt through USPP’s, Public Bond and RCFs, whilst implementing Whitbread’s Treasury Operating Model including a new TMS. Across her 14 years at Whitbread she has been promoted from key operational business partnering finance roles focussing on challenge and delivery of targets, to more strategic roles streamlining planning processes, driving capital allocation decisions and adding value through clear insights. Whilst qualifying as a Management Accountant, she worked in the pricing and treasury functions at Volkswagen Financial Service (UK) before moving to Scottish & Newcastle Retail as a Finance Manager for three years.
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