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ICAEW Virtually Live

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ICAEW Virtually Live 2020 ran from 18 to 20 August and tuned into the hot topics affecting the profession and offer trusted guidance and inspirational takeaways. Learn more about the speakers who appeared at the event.

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Speaker profiles

Wellbeing
Juliet Adams, CABA Trainer
Juliet Adams CABA Trainer

Juliet will be leading a guided mindfulness session on 18 August.

Technology
David Anderson
David Anderson Partner, Deloitte

David will be sharing his insights on the Future of Finance Panel

Technology
Simon Atherton
Simon Atherton Director Risk Advisory, Deloitte LLP

In collaboration with Workiva, Simon will explore best practices for capturing the value of the cloud and getting ahead of the game on the road to resilience and recovery.

Brexit
Saqib Bhatti MP, key note speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Saqib Bhatti MP Conservative MP for Meriden

In a Keynote address, Saqib will be providing an overview of the current negotiations, specifically the risks and opportunities offered by Brexit.

Tax
Rebecca Bennyworth
Rebecca Benneyworth Lecturer, writer and tax consultant

Rebecca will be providing the technical update on tax.

Women in finance
Dr Jane Berney is ICAEW's Business Law Manager and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Dr Jane Berney Business Law Manager, ICAEW

Jane will be participating in our panel session reflecting on the centenary of women entering chartered accountancy.

Sustainability
Jessica Bingham
Jessica Bingham Assistant Auditor, National Audit Office

Jessica will be speaking on the Green and fair: What does the recovery look like for the profession?

Brexit
John Boulton, Director of Technical Policy, is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
John Boulton Director of Technical Policy, ICAEW

John will be providing insights into the impact of Brexit on the finance profession.

Talent
Claire Brandon, Head of ICAEW Jobs, is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Claire Brandon Head of ICAEW Jobs

Claire will be drawing on her experience to share advice on how ICAEW members can boost their career resilience.

Business recovery
Guy Bridge, CEO of Finpoint and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Guy Bridge CEO, Finpoint

Guy will be presenting Finpoint's session discussing what is next for business finance post lockdown

Technology
Iain Brosnan
Iain Brosnan Cyber Griffin

In this session Cyber Griffin's Iain Brosnan provides advice on how to avoid online fraud and ensure your organisation is cyber safe.

Business recovery
Tyrone Courtman is a Partner in RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Tyrone Courtman Partner in RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP

Tyrone will be providing advice on how to bring businesses back from the brink with sustainable recovery action plans.

Future of work
Jackie Crane
Jackie Crane Chartered Accountant, Mitten Clarke & One Young World Ambassador

Jackie will be participating in the ICAEW Virtually Live session asking younger members how work should evolve over the next decade.

Technology
Oliver Deacon, leadership coach and speaker at ICAEW virtually live 2020
Oliver Deacon Leadership coach

Oliver will be sharing insights into how to lead virtual teams

Amanda Digne Malcolm
Amanda Digne-Malcolm Director of Practice, ICAEW

Amanda will be leading discussions on a range of practice issues and will offer her remarks at the start of Day 3.

Chris Downing
Chris Downing Director for Accountants and Bookkeepers, SAGE

Chris will talk through the latest Practice Now report from SAGE.

Impact of COVID
Professor Alex Edmans
Professor Alex Edmans Professor of Finance, London Business School

Alex is on the panel session: People, purpose and the pandemic: How will boards evolve after COVID-19?

Technology
Mark Edmonson, president and CEO of Inflo and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Mark Edmondson President and CEO of Inflo

Mark will be sharing experience from a career harnessing technology in accounting, including a big announcement regarding the Inflo’s product roadmap.

Wellbeing
Nick Elston, a leading speaker on anxiety, mental health and wellbeing.
Nick Elston A leading speaker on anxiety, mental health and wellbeing.

Nick will be hosting the day three keynote session: Good Mental Health for you and your teams

Future of work
Megan Fitzpatrick – Business Engagement Executive, ICAEW
Megan Fitzpatrick Business Engagement Executive, ICAEW

Megan will be chairing in the ICAEW Virtually Live session asking younger members how work should evolve over the next decade.

Audit
Cerys Freemantle is a Professional Consultant in ICAEW's Technical Advisory Service and a speaker at Virtually Live 2020
Cerys Freemantle Professional Consultant, ICAEW

Cerys will be providing the answers to frequently asked questions from auditors to ICAEW's Technical Advisory Service.

Impact of COVID
Madeleine Fone FCA, BFP, DCha
Madeleine Fone Professional Consultant, ICAEW

Madeleine will be discussing the ethics surrounding COVID-19 claims

Technology
Brian Fox
Brian Fox President and Founder, Confirmation

Brian will be outlining how technology can help auditors detect and overcome confirmation fraud challenges.

Talent
Neil French, Head of Interim Practice at Financial Recruitment, is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Neil French Partner, Financial Recruitment

Neil will be sharing his 12 years’ experience in senior finance and transformation recruitment to help boost your career resilience.

Sharron Gunn 2018
Sharron Gunn Executive Director, ICAEW

Sharron will be opening the final day of Virtually Live 2020 which celebrates the centenary of women entering the profession.

Roz Harrington
Roz Harrington Practice Manager, ICAEW

Roz will be talking on various sessions.

Tax
Frank Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW
Frank Haskew Head of Tax Faculty, ICAEW

Frank will be sharing his thoughts on the importance of tax policy panel

Tax
Nigel Holmes, Senior Tax Speciality at Catax and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Nigel Holmes Senior Tax Specialist, Catax

Nigel will be providing a session on unlocking cash from commercial property for ICAEW Virtually Live's partner Catax.

Brexit
Alison Horner is  Indirect Tax Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Alison Horner Indirect Tax Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Alison will be providing advice on how to enable goods to be imported and exported post Brexit, including VAT issues around continuing to trade in the EU.

Technology
Stuart Hurst
Stuart Hurst Director Accounts and Legal Limited

Stuart will be discussing the essential tools to expand your advisory services to more of your clients.

Michael Izza
Michael Izza Chief Executive, ICAEW

Michael will be opening ICAEW Virtually Live on 18 August.

Future of work
Uqba Jamshaid, Finance Director of PETRONAS Carigali Mexico and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Uqba Jamshaid Finance Director of PETRONAS Carigali Mexico

Uqba will be participating in the ICAEW Virtually Live session asking younger members how work should evolve over the next decade.

Impact of COVID
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson CBE Director of the IFS

Paul will speaking about the latest economic updates

Audit
Kirsty Jones from ICAEW's Technical Advisory Service is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Kirsty Jones Professional Consultant, ICAEW

Kirsty will be providing the answers to frequently asked questions from auditors to ICAEW's Technical Advisory Service.

Technology
Anant Kale
Anant Kale CEO, AppZen

Anant's presentation will describe how he and his co-founder had a vision of an AI platform for modern finance teams.

Tax
Samantha Kandola, Head of Capital Allowances Operation at Catax, speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Samantha Kandola Head of Capital Allowances Operation, Catax

Samantha will be providing a session on unlocking cash from commercial property for ICAEW Virtually Live's partner Catax.

Business recovery
Nila Khan
Nila Khan ICAEW Business Advice Manager, FCA BFP

Nila will be providing advice on how to bring businesses back from the brink with sustainable recovery action plans.

Impact of COVID
Phillip King
Phillip King Small Business Commissioner

Philip will be speaking about late payments

Technology
George Kizis, Business Development Manager, SmartVault and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
George Kizis Business Development Manager, SmartVault

George will be hosting a session on communicating differently.

Future of work
Karen Ko, Partner, Strategy & Operations Advisory, EY Hong Kong and speaker at Virtually Live 2020
Karen Ko Partner, Strategy and Operations and Co-Chair of Younger Members Hong Kong committee

Karen will be participating in the ICAEW Virtually Live session asking younger members how work should evolve over the next decade.

Sustainability
Charmian Love
Charmian Love Social Entrepreneur

Charmian is on the panel: Green and fair: What does the recovery look like for the profession?

Tax
Cerys McDonald is Director for Tax Strategy and Professionalism at HMRC and a speaker at Virtually Live 2020
Cerys McDonald Director for Tax Strategy and Professionalism, HMRC

Cerys will be sharing her thoughts on our panel session on the importance of tax policy.

David Matthews ICAEW President
David Matthews President, ICAEW

David will be opening day two of ICAEW Virtually Live

Technology
Harald Matzke is board member and co-founder of cubus – A Serviceware Company, he is a speaker at Virtually Live 2020
Harald Matzke Co-founder of cubus – A Serviceware Company

Harald will discuss the challenges facing every finance professional right now and the role of real-time fact based decision making.

Tax
Jane McCormick , Global Head of Tax & Legal Services at KPMG International and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Jane McCormick Global Head of Tax and Legal Services, KPMG

Jane will be sharing her thoughts on our panel session on the importance of tax policy.

Technology
Mark McNee
Mark McNee Enterprise Business Development Manager, Receipt Bank

Mark will be discussing the essential tools to expand your advisory services to more of your clients.

Financial reporting
Vivek Mehan, speaker at Virtually Live 2020
Vivek Mehan Mehan Training

Vivek will be providing the technical update on financial reporting.

Business recovery
Hasan Mirza is founder of AGAssociates and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Hasan Mirza Founder of AGAssociates

Hasan will be providing advice on how to bring businesses back from the brink with sustainable recovery action plans.

Technology
Jamie Nolan, Xero Partner Consultant is speaking at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Jamie Nolan Partner Consultant, Xero

Jamie Nolan will be discussing how to use Xero Tax and Hubdoc for end-to-end accounting.

Tax
Jesse Norman
Jesse Norman MP Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Jesse will be speaking on the Importance of tax policy panel

Talent
Joan O'Connor, executive coach and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020.
Joan O'Connor Executive coach and facilitor

Experienced executive coach and facilitator Joan O'Connor will be sharing her experiences in how to attract and retain the right staff.

Technology
Harry Pampiglione
Harry Pampiglione Portfolio Analytics & Data Science Manager, Lloyds Development Capital

Harry will be sharing his insights in the Future of Finance session

Jason Adcock is Sales and Broking Director at Marsh Commercial and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Ed Partridge Senior Vice President, Marsh Commercial

Ed will be providing insights into the impact of COVID on professional indemnity insurance market.

Women in finance
Christine Pattison
Christine Pattison Retired Chartered Accountant

Christine will be participating in our panel session reflecting on the centenary of women entering chartered accountancy.

Business advisory
Rick Payne, Technical Manager, ICAEW
Rick Payne Technical Manager, ICAEW Business and Management Faculty

Rick will draw on insights from member and experts in the: Scenario planning and forecasting post lock down session.

Technology
Maureen Penfold is  Managing Partner at Moore Kingston Smith and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Maureen Penfold Managing Partner, Moore Kingston Smith

Maureen will be sharing her experience of navigating Moore Kingston Smith through COVID and it's lasting effects on the practice.

Impact of COVID
Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo, Partner, Baker McKenzie and speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo Partner, Baker McKenzie

Beatriz is on the panel session: People, purpose and the pandemic: How will boards evolve after COVID-19?

Future of work
Shamus Rae CEO/Co-Founder at Engine B

Shamus will be participating in our panel discussion on the future of finance.

Sustainability
Andrew Ratcliffe
Andrew Ratcliffe Past ICAEW President

Andrew will be speaking on the panel: Green and fair: What does the recovery look like for the profession?

Women in finance
Julia Root-Gutteridge is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Julia Root-Gutteridge Manager, Board Effectiveness, ICAEW

Juila will be hosting two panel sessions on the future of boards and on women in chartered accountancy.

Technology
Andrew Sandiford Managing Partner, Bishop Fleming
Andrew Sandiford Managing Partner, Bishop Flemming

Andrew will be discussing the impact of COVID-19 on practice.

Business recovery
Jon Scopes, Consultant, is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Jon Scopes Independent Consultant

Jon will be discussion the challenges facing SMEs in recovering from the impact of COVID-19;

Technology
Rakesh Shaunak
Rakesh Shaunak Managing Partner and Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Rakesh will be sharing his experiences of navigating MHA MacIntyre Hudson through the COVID pandemic and what the lasting effects will be on the practice.

Technology
Dean Shepherd, Lead Product Manager for Compliance at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer UK and speaker at ICAEW Virtually LIve 2020
Dean Shepherd Lead Product Manager for Compliance at Tax & Accounting, Wolters Kluwer

Dean will be discussing the new ways of work being embraced by accountancy practices

Roc Sandford
Roc Sandford Extinction Rebellion

Roc will be speaking on the panel: Green and fair: What does the recovery look like for the profession?

Impact of COVID
Simone Taylor-Allkins is a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Simone Taylor-Allkins Senior Professional Consultant, ICAEW

Simone will be providing ICAEW Virtually Live's technical ethics update.

Women in finance
Helen Thornley is Technical Officer at ATT and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Helen Thornley Technical Officer, ATT

Helen will be participating in our panel session reflecting on the centenary of women entering chartered accountancy.

Brexit
Andrew Thurston is Customs Duty Consultant at MHA MacIntyre Hudson and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Andrew Thruston Customs Duty Consultant, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Andrew will be providing advice on how to enable goods to be imported and exported post Brexit, including VAT issues around continuing to trade in the EU.

Business recovery
Rachel Underhill is Senior Business Strategy Manager, ICAEW and a speaker at Virtually Live 2020
Rachel Underhill Senior Business Strategy Manager, ICAEW

Rachel will be chairing a number of sessions throughout Virtually Live.

Social mobility
Sandra Wallace, Social Mobility Commissioner and Joint Managing Director UK and Europe, DLA Piper.
Sandra Wallace Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility Commission

Sandra is speaking on social mobility at ICAEW Virtually Live.

Talent
Claire Watt COO at Fircroft and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2020
Claire Watt Coo at Fircroft

Claire will be sharing her experiences in how to attract and retain the right staff at Virtually Live 2020.

Women in finance
Fiona Wilkinson Previous President, ICAEW

Fiona will be participating in the panel session celebrating 100 years of women in chartered accountancy.

Impact of COVID
Professor Trevor Williams
Professor Trevor Williams Chair of Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee

Trevor is a visiting Professor at the University of Derby, rotating Chair of the Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and co-author of Trading Economics: A Guide to Economic Statistics for Practitioners. Formerly he was Chief Economist at Lloyds Banks, where he established an award-winning team analysing global and domestic data.

Wellbeing
Gareth Williams
Gareth Winters Relationship Development Officer, CABA

Gareth will be talking through mindfulness.

Impact of COVID
Iain Wright
Iain Wright Director for Business and Industrial Strategy, ICAEW

Iain Wright will be leading discussions on a range of business issues.

Catherine Young, Director, Wetton Young and speaker at ICAEW Virtually LIve 2020
Catherine Young Non-executive Director

Catherine is on the panel session: People, purpose and the pandemic: How will boards evolve after COVID-19?