The psychology of leadership: motivation and resilience
19 Jan 2021
For many, the world has become a much scarier place. This, combined with extended periods of home working, have led to well documented and widespread feelings of isolation and anxiety across workers at all levels. That's involved serious challenges around motivation and focus, collaboration with colleagues and productivity. Managers and leaders have, for some time now, been in the unenviable position of trying to...
SPEAKER(S): Jonathan Coppin, Psychotherapist, Moult Coppin Limited | Géza Palocsay, CEO, Adevinta Hungary
CHAIR: Stephen Pierce, Deputy Managing Director & Chief HR Officer, Hitachi Europe
Building and developing the Tax team – how are the challenges evolving?
02 Feb 2021
How can we build effective teams with a balance of skills and diverse thinking? With the Big 4 scaling down graduate training, the traditional recruitment pipeline offers less potential than in the past. Where else can Heads of Tax look to recruit talent or...
SPEAKER(S): Sarah Fahy, Former Vice President, Global Tax Office Europe, Sony | Adam Eagers, Group Tax Director Europe, AS Watson
Better Data & Decisions: How to understand & manage your data to maximise insights & reporting
11 Feb 2021
There's value in data, but there are also costs and risks. Who should be involved in managing data; from capture through to storage, analysis and, ultimately, its commercial and strategic use? In this discussion a CFO, CIO and COO explore where responsibilities lie and what works best.
SPEAKER(S): Benay Sager, COO, Intelligent Debt Management Group, South Africa | Nina Tatsiy, Regional CIO, British American Tobacco
CHAIR: Mike Aspinall, Chief Financial Officer, Exonar
The Tax function challenges of global mobility in 2021
23 Feb 2021
The Covid crisis has led to a different scale of tax management challenge relating to internationally mobile workforces than in the past. During the lockdowns of 2020, many international groups saw the rapid increase in the number of employees working in locations outside the jurisdiction of their employer. It is a phenomenon which is evolving, but there will...
SPEAKER(S): Darren Tish, Head of Tax Compliance, M&G plc
Rethinking how to innovate, communicate and embed culture – a Group CFO perspective
05 Mar 2021
PageGroup employs 7,000 people providing recruitment services in 37 countries. As Group CFO, Kelvin Stagg faces the challenge of engaging disbursed Finance teams across the organisation, a challenge made much more acute by Covid-19 lockdowns. The pandemic has shown that many...
SPEAKER(S): Kelvin Stagg, Chief Financial Officer, Page Group
CHAIR: Talita Ferreira, CEO, Authentic Change Solutions
What CFOs expect from their in-house Tax functions
18 Mar 2021
As a cost-centre, in-house Tax functions are under constant pressure for resources, all the more so in the face of Covid-induced economic downturn. CFOs can be expected to apply additional scrutiny to headcount, budgets and location of all back-office functions. At this meeting, attendees will be able to...
SPEAKER(S): Patrick Butcher, Group CFO, Capita plc
CHAIR: Peter Mason, Former Group Tax Director, IMI plc
Beyond the Tax function – professional opportunities for Heads of Tax
30 Mar 2021
In a deep economic downturn, businesses will put all costs under the spotlight. With the value of the tax function, post-BEPS, focused on reputation and risk management rather than as a profit centre, CFOs may call into question expensive central London locations for tax functions and headcount in the tax function. Heads of Tax may be...
SPEAKER(S): Paul Morton, NED, HMRC | Sarah Fahy, Former Principal Advisor to Head of Tax, Sony
Sustainability: ESG & responsible reward
22 Apr 2021
As the pressure mounts on organisations to play their part in tackling the climate crisis, we’ll hear about some of the initiatives being used, what that journey looks like and why sustainability should be a key KPI for the future.
SPEAKER(S): Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher | Laszlo Bekefi, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Hungary
CHAIR: Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy, Argent Services
Tax Technology Today
29 Apr 2021
What are the practical technology solutions that in-house Tax functions can consider today, delivering value within reasonable budgets and timeframes? Which processes and projects, if automated, lead to the most benefit in terms of efficiency gains or risk management. What other...
CHAIR: Graham Tilbury, Head of Tax Technology Advisory, FTI Consulting
Is it time to rethink the Board model?
13 May 2021
The changes to the way we work created much debate in C-Suite on whether the current board model is outdated. Organisations are tackling the developing requirements of their people and clients, and aligning new strategies has never been more important to the future success of the business. But is the...
SPEAKER(S): Nikki Demby, Chair of Remco, Essentra plc & Partner, Stork & May | Alice Maynard, NED, HMRC and Chair, People and Nominations Committee Board Member, Transport for London
CHAIR: Patrick Dunne, Chair EY Foundation, Author of "Boards"
24 May 2021
Something of an annual fixture in the Tax Director Network programme, this meeting is an opportunity for members to hear directly from Jo Wakeman, Director of Large Business at HMRC, and senior members of her team on...
SPEAKER(S): Jo Wakeman, Director of Large Business, HMRC
Digitalisation: How the speed of innovation is changing business
27 May 2021
The world of work changed dramatically in 2020, with the pandemic forcing companies to embrace technology more than ever before. Businesses need to have the right processes in place to help support productivity internally, with many already sighting improvements in the culture. With this comes the increased capability of supporting customers who's...
SPEAKER(S): Andrew Rear, Non-Executive, Chairman Buckle | Dax Grant, CIO - Global Operations, HSBC Bank | Ed Greig, Chief Disruptor, Deloitte Digital
CHAIR: Nikola Dinsing, Regional Director, GTM, Multiverse
Anatomy of a strategic acquisition – towards a ‘greener’ portfolio
08 Jun 2021
Anglo Pacific recently completed a US$205m acquisition of a cobalt stream from the Voisey’s Bay mine in Canada. This transaction achieved the two most pressing strategic challenges facing the Company: that...
SPEAKER(S): Kevin Flynn, CFO, Anglo Pacific | George Latham, Managing Partner, WHEB Asset Management
Large Business Review consultation meeting with HMRC
15 Jun 2021
HMRC is currently undergoing a review of how it engages with large businesses. This forms part of a broader 10-year strategic review of tax administration. Many members will have provided input into this process through representative organisations/institutes (CBI, CIOT, etc). We're pleased to...
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SPEAKER(S): Angela Bowman, Strategic Lead for Capability and Professionalism for Large Business, HMRC | Victoria Garton, Strategic Risk Lead - Large Business, HMRC
Financial Transaction Transfer Pricing & the Impact of New Guidelines
30 Jun 2021
With the help of TDN’s Technical Partners FTI Consulting, the meeting will examine the technical and management issues that arise following the OCED’s final Transfer Pricing Guidelines on Financial Transactions (TPG-FT) published in February 2020. This meeting builds on a...
CHAIR: Paul Pritchard, Managing Director, European Tax Advisory, FTI Consulting | Chris Liu, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Navigating complexity and Speed of Change
09 Jul 2021
This meeting will consider a number of ‘megatrends’, such as future of the built environment, digitalisation and ESG, and examine how in-house Finance functions can navigate the complexity and rapid speed of change. How should CFOs identify priorities? What are the implications for capital allocation and cash flow?
SPEAKER(S): Nick Brown, Finance Director, M&G Real Estate
Tax and penguins: adventures of a Tax Director in the South Atlantic
15 Jul 2021
Opportunities for Tax Directors can take them to the other side of the world. In this lunchtime talk, Esther Green will tell us how she swapped Birmingham for the South Atlantic when she took a role as Head of Tax for the Falkland Islands. Esther will discuss the personal and...
SPEAKER(S): Esther Green, Former Head of Tax, Falkland Islands Government
Designing a Tax Control Framework to fit your operating model
14 Sep 2021
An effective Tax Control Framework will be aligned to the tax function operating model and each of the businesses it supports. In many countries it will be the tax authorities’ starting point in risk-based audits, so should not just sit on the shelf. When developing a TCF, what are the...
SPEAKER(S): Adam Eagers, Group Tax Director (Europe), AS Watson