Vineta is the group finance and strategic director at Ocado, who thrives working in fast paced, high growth, entrepreneurial organisations. She has vast experience within the FTSE 100 touching all aspects of finance across fund raising and treasury, business partnering, M&A, group reporting and implementation of ERP for finance transformation across the group. During the panel discussion she will share strategy on how to drive change and lead a transformative business, from a technical finance expert to a strategic co-pilot to the Chief Executive Officer.
Dr Neil is an economist of over thirty years, with unrivalled experience in economic analysis and forecasting. Prior to joining CBRE in mid-2012, Neil has held the positions of Director of Economic Analysis at Oxford Economics and Director of Economics and Forecasting at Experian Business Strategies. He has also worked for Wharton Econometrics (Global Insight) and the University of East Anglia. Dr Neil will guide you through the macroeconomic trends we are seeing to indicate the impending recession and how you can we build long-term business resilience.
A finance professional with 10years + FMCG senior leadership experience, a passion for developing finance and business teams to achieve results. She has a proven track record of high performance across commercial & operations finance supporting back office and the front line in delivering growth, enhanced financial performance & and delivering on large scale strategic projects and change initiatives. During her discussion she will advise on financial leadership and how to partner with the CEO to ensure sound decision are made around investment choices and driving the business to achieve its goals.
Asiya has extensive experience in Value Partnering, Cost Controls, Customer Development Finance, Business Performance Management, Media Finance, Supply Chain Finance, Sustainability Finance, and Corporate Finance (Treasury, Tax, Management and Financial Reporting). In her session will focus on how to increase the robustness of your inbound supply chains by securing goods, maximising the organisation’s long-term profitability and their consumers by focusing on Supply Chain transformation value and creating future opportunities.
Sarah joined Make-A-Wish in March 2021 and is a transformative leader, trustee, and director of finance and technology. Her previous roles have included, Director of Finance and Operations for Social Investment Business, who have provided over £400m of grant and loan funding, and Head of Finance and Core Services for Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. During her session she will share creative ways to improve the employee lifecycle within the finance function, to retain talent and bring people and technology together.
Michael Calamito has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 30 years in a variety of business operations and business continuity roles. He joined Hargreaves Lansdown in March of 2021 as Head of Operational Resilience. Michael was also Head of Global Business Continuity Management where he oversaw business continuity activities across 27 countries for Fidelity International. Michael will help you improve your Operation Resilience plan and provide you with a better understanding of how to comply with the FCA’s requirements. He will show you how and identify your important business services, set impact tolerances, and carry out mapping and testing to illustrate that you are compliant.
Nasrin is a director at KPMG UK, with over a decade of experience in ESG reporting, assurance, internal controls, process performance and improvement and financial reporting. She has supported companies across multiple sectors and regions in their reporting and assurance journeys. During her session, she will take you through the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) proposed framework and guide you through some of the changes which may be required to effectively implement the proposal.
He has over 10 years experience of forecasting the UK economy and credit markets. Thanks to his forecasting, Consensus Economics ranked Experian as the most accurate UK forecaster in 2019. In addition to leading Experian’s successful Market Intelligence team, his remit includes account management of key clients, new product innovations and supporting Experian’s UK marketing activity. During his session, he will provide you with the necessary guidance by taking a panoramic view of risk within your organisation, and how to create a risk management model which allows you to rapidly adapt your risk management model to support the business and become agile during uncertain times.
Dapo started his career in Nigeria and relocated to the UK in 1998. Since then, he has worked in various Financial Services companies as an accountant. Dapo currently works as the CFO of VCFSUK and was part of the management team that commenced the business in December 2020.
In this interactive panel session, Dapo will discuss the speed at which market conditions, business strategies and operational structures have changed in recent years, he will share insights on the crucial role the CFO plays in shaping and driving a company’s strategic direction.
Naomi’s Finance career with IBM has included global roles in the USA, plus European Consulting, Systems Hardware and Software CFO roles in Zurich and Madrid. In addition, Naomi was CFO for IBM UK and Ireland where she was key in driving strategy and transformation of our go to market, operational and financial models.
In her session, Naomi will discuss the importance for finance professionals to leverage on data-driven information to reduce costs, optimise cash and fuel growth by taking the lead in driving analytics throughout the business. You will learn to take action to proactively monitor, experiment with or exploit key data and analytics trends to respond to crises, innovate and rebuild.
Shafique is an experienced Transformation Director and Founder of Transformare Consulting and partners with CFOs to transform Finance functions and help businesses scale, establish finance teams and processes, manage integrations and carve outs, improve financial control and reporting and implement the latest Cloud technologies. Shafique combines expertise in business-led transformation with technology transformation to transition clients to best-in-class operating models. Shafique is ex-Big 4 from Deloitte and EY.