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Future Leaders: driving forward your career

Alan Chan is Finance Director at Supercharge and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021 Michael Karatzias is CFO at epic and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021 Francesca Spence is Retail Performance Manager, The Very Group and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021

Speakers: Alan Chan, Supercharge Group; Michael Karatzias, epic; Francesca Spence, The Very Group

Schedule: 17 Jun 2021 12:45 - 13:25 BST

Overview

How can you take control of your career in a time of so much uncertainty? How can you stay resilient to stress and increasing pressure at work? How can you succeed in a changing working environment?

This session will speak to upcoming Chartered Accountants that are currently navigating these issues. The conversation will reflect on the challenges that younger members of the workforce have faced throughout the pandemic, and speakers will highlight the key skills that they have needed to succeed in this new working environment.

Join this session for insight into how three individuals have driven forward their careers in this time, and get their top tips on being resilient, being visible and being promoted.

The panel

  • Chair: Megan Fitzpatric, Business Engagement Executive at ICAEW
  • Alan Chan, FD of Supercharge Group, Founder and Owner of Cornerstone Accounts
  • Michael Karatzias, CFO of epic
  • Francesca Spence, Retail Performance Manager, The Very Group

More information

Alan Chan is Finance Director at Supercharge and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Alan Chan ACA Finance Director, SuperCharge Group

Alan’s first job in industry was as employee #9 at the first American F1 team in 30 years. He has spent half his career in businesses that are losing money but building rapidly. Now, he is the Finance Director for a new electric motorsports series and has set up his own practice, Cornerstone Accounts.

Michael Karatzias is CFO at epic and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Michael Karatzias CFO, epic

Currently CFO of the no. 1 challenger telecoms business in Cyprus, Michael moved into the sector as a senior analyst after qualifying at KPMG. In the first 10 years of his career, he’s taken advantage of opportunities to expand his knowledge, value and duties, which has led to him rising through the ranks.

Francesca Spence is Retail Performance Manager, The Very Group and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Francesca Spence Retail Performance Manager, The Very Group

Francesca has held finance and operational roles in online businesses focused on maximising trading opportunities, most recently at The Very Group. With her husband she built and sold an online tea company, started an investment property portfolio and launched SF Utilities which provides electric, water and gas connections to the construction industry.

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