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The psychology of leadership: motivation and resilience

19 Jan 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CIO, information security, digital & data
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Alignment, change & transformation
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Climate, sustainability & society
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

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
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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"

HMRC Briefing

24 May 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Innovation, operations & business models
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CIO, information security, digital & data
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Climate, sustainability & society
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

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
Alignment, change & transformation
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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...

*Please contact anna.maschietto@winmarkglobal.com to register your interest and more information will be circulated in due course.*
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
Boards, governance & stakeholders
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Climate, sustainability & society
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Innovation, operations & business models
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

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

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