ACT Annual Conference 2019 - Workshops


Day one – Tuesday 16 May – 14.00


  • are all managers leaders and all leaders managers?
  • building and leading a world-class team in a fast-changing environment
  • what values and principles should you instil when inspiring the next generation of leaders?

Rana Fayez El-Hajjar, Treasurer, Qatargas Lynda Heywood, Group Treasurer, Tesco Lindsey Southard, Treasury Manager, Vodafone Maciek Szafranski, EMEA Treasury Cash Manager, Whirlpool Corporation Facilitated by: Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Director of Professional Standards & Learning, ACT ACT_LOGO_WS1



  • examine the impact of technology across treasury activities: liquidity, risk, governance
  • explore the tools to exploit opportunities for standardisation, rationalisation and automation
  • discuss the results of a benchmarking study on implementing corporate best practice

Paul Cuddihy, Director, Working Capital Advisory, Deutsche Bank DB _web



  • why should socially responsible finance be considered as part of a funding strategy?
  • socially responsible finance and investment alternatives from a capital markets, loan, investor and project finance ‎perspective




  • what should be taken into account when selecting a strategic partner and investing in new technology?
  • the lessons learned on harnessing new technology to support treasury excellence

Tasja Botha, Banking & Corporate Treasury Manager EMEA, OpenLink Adam Boukadida, Deputy Group Treasurer, Etihad Aviation Group openlinkmeac

































Day two – Wednesday 17 May – 11.50















































  • an interactive debate on the tangible benefits of diversity in business
  • hear how diverse teams have driven optimal results
  • encouraging the business to embrace diversity in practice
















Kathleen Britain, Director, Head of Charities, Barclays Jane Franklin, Deputy Head, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, British Council Umair Haq, Group Treasury Accountant, SABMiller Vidhi Srivastava, Treasury Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance Facilitated by: Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, ACT ACT_LOGO_WS1























Post-EU exit, British companies will be looking to capitalise on the exchange rate fall and trade more internationally. In this workshop, we will discuss the value chain risks associated with international trade, the potential impact on working capital and actions treasurers should take to support growth. Lloyds Bank logo



















  • current and future key pension challenges
  • enabling treasurers to take the reins and the impact this has on creating a robust balance sheet
  • lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid when tackling pension challenges




Aysha Patel, Origination Director, Pension Risk Transfer, Legal & General John Towner, Head of Origination, Pension Risk Transfer, Legal & General LG_ACTACT16











Cash management needs to evolve to integrate payments, receivables and liquidity solutions to respond to emerging market headwinds. Hear today’s approach to cash management and how this will shape future services and operating models from regulation to industry evolution, client needs, market infrastructures and liquidity value. Mark Evans, Global Head of Payment Advisory, Global Liquidity & Cash Management, HSBC Bank Nick Powell, Senior Commercialisation Manager - Liquidity & Investment Products, GLCM, HSBC Bank HSBC_web3









  • challenges faced by treasurers in the current interest rate environment
  • company and board sensitivity to falling vs rising interest rates
  • efficiently managing the derivatives restructuring process


Michelle Bennett, Director of Corporate Finance, Investor Relations and Treasury, Eir Paolo Esposito, Executive Director, Chatham Financial ChathamFin logo 23.02 JP






























































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