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MAY 2011

Throughout the year, Hays Senior Finance holds networking opportunities for like-minded finance professionals to share best practice and discuss topical issues around leadership. On May 19th, London’s leading senior finance, tax and business professionals met last week to discuss topical issues at a forum hosted by Hays Senior Finance. The event was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London and attracted 140 delegates.

The speakers and topics included:

Maximising your impact as a Finance Director
Paul Venables, Hays, Group Finance Director

Leading the Finance Team in a Changing World
Patrick Butcher, Network Rail, Group Finance Director
Leadership in a Bank Matrix Structure
Stephen Coombes, HSBC, Chief Finance Officer

Goal setting & why it works

Carl Heser, AIG Global Services, CFO

Delegate feedback:

"As we continue to emerge from the post credit-crunch recession and transition into what will hopefully be a continued period of growth, it is important that we take the opportunity to take stock of our finance teams and make sure that they are appropriately structured, sized, managed, developed and motivated in order to continue providing first-class and value added support within our businesses.

With this in mind, this Hays event was an invaluable opportunity to meet, discuss with and hear from fellow finance executives, including some excellent key note speakers, across a range of sectors how they have and continue to build and develop their finance teams to meet the fresh challenges of the prevailing climate within their businesses. I would recommend all finance executives take the time to take part in future Hays events such as this."

Simon Pritchard, Former Director of Finance EMEA – Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton

“Many thanks for today, I thought all the speakers had something very interesting to say. It is unusual to come away from a conference when this is the case.

Chris Shepard, Director – Private Client Tax Services

If you are interested in attending future forums, please register your interest by email at