Helene graduated from the Lisbon School of Finance & Economics in 1998 with a degree in Economics. She also holds a Masters’ Degree in Management from the Catholic University of Lisbon and a Masters’ Degree in Digital Marketing from the IPAM – Lisbon School of Marketing.
After graduating, Helene held a number of Management positions in Finance with the French Supermarket chain ‘Intermarche’ and then joined the PSA Group, with its three world-renowned brands, Peugeot, Citroën and DS, in August 2000.
In the following years, Helene held a number of Senior Management positions with the PSA Group around Europe including Director of Finance for Peugeot Croatia and then Peugeot Portugal, Head of coordination B2B and Used Vehicle Sales for Peugeot and Citroën in Iberia and Peugeot Brand Director in Portugal. Since February 2016, Helene has been Director of Finance for the PSA Group in the UK based at its Headquarters in Coventry.
Mark Wilson is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda. He joined the business in June 2015, and is a Board Member of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
Before joining Aston Martin, Wilson spent 8 years as Finance Director of McLaren Automotive and latterly held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at GCube Underwriting. He has also held senior positions at Lotus and Aviva UK. Born in March 1974, Wilson is married and has two children. A keen golfer he also enjoys sailing and supporting Northampton Saints.
Wilson’s ambitions at Aston Martin include successful delivery of the luxury marque’s six year ‘Second Century’ plan, a comprehensive strategy for the transformation and growth of Aston Martin, alongside bringing stability and profitability to the brand.
Chris has held a number of diverse positions from accounting and audit to shaping commercial strategy as an influential business partner, managing finance during times of high growth and change, both from the ground up and refining an established model, along with leading integration and restructuring initiatives and in delivering M&A/contract modelling. As a qualified project manager, Chris has lead significant transformational projects both within finance and the business and is a proponent of process improvement and unlocking value.
As the founder of Think Forwards, Chris is bringing his experience of driving transformational change whilst ensuring profitable and sustainable growth, within both start-ups and listed multi-nationals, together with his passion for entrepreneurship and creating a dynamic advisory practice.
An established team leader with a passion for working with people across the business, with experience in coaching and mentoring, recruitment and performance management. Lead teams through difficult periods including redundancies, restructurings and mergers. Chris also has a passion for creating fun and rewarding workplaces with a focus on giving back to the local community, and has lead initiatives to improve the work environment and drive social and community engagement.
Chris is a judge for the British accountancy awards, a member of the advisory panel to the CFO agenda, guest lecturer at the Henley school of management on the MBA programme, and has presented at recent events such as the CFO agenda and the finance directors forum.
Tom joined Thomson Airways as Finance Director in 2015. Thomson Airways a member of the TUI Group, is the world’s largest charter airline. Previously Tom was Vice President of Finance for Jumeirah Group in Dubai between 2013 and 2015 and Group Financial Controller at easyJet plc between 2007 and 2013. Tom studied at Durham University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 with Deloitte. Married with three young children, Tom is a passionate supporter of Arsenal FC and enjoys travelling, the gym and running.
Martin Sanders is General Manager, Business Administration at Honda Motor Europe Ltd. His role is for providing strategic financial, commercial, and operational leadership and good governance for the £4.1 billion European Business. Martin joined Honda (UK) in 1994 and held positions of Head of Sales & Marketing for Honda (UK) Cars, General Manger Honda (UK) and Europe Power Products. Prior to that he worked for Volvo Cars (UK) as Managing Director of Volvo Finance and before that worked as a world wide auditor for British Airways PLC.
Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales where he qualified with Deloitte in the UK. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University College Cardiff. Martin is a Trustee and Chairman of Governance of Wooden Spoon which is the national rugby charity for children who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.
Danny is a Finance Director at Steelcase, where he’s the Business Partner for the EMEA Channel Development team as well as for the EMEA pricing team and other Sales Support Functions. Prior to this role, Danny was the Finance Director for the UK & Ireland market.
Before joining Steelcase, Danny worked in Management Consulting with Accenture and Deloitte, where he advised various Consumer Goods companies on the role of the Finance Function, ranging from Operating Model design to developing Business Partnering capabilities, delivering large ERP implementations and streamlining end-to-end processes.
Danny holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA)
As the CEO and Co-Founder of The CFO Alliance, Nick is responsible for creating and facilitating meaningful dialogue and connections amongst Members, Partners and the business community at large.
Over the past 20+ years, Nick has been able to bring his unique ability of “Making Connections that Count” to finance executives and business leaders across the US and Canada. Nick is a catalyst in creating and executing action steps that lead others to success. He serves as ‘the voice of the CFO community,’ representing the more than 6,000 Members of The CFO Alliance. Nick is a regular speaker at CFO conferences, has appeared on Bloomberg, and is called upon by the press for commentary on the opportunities and issues that drive the global economy. Nick prides himself on his selfless approach and enjoys hearing of success stories long after connections are made.
Ian Branch is the Global Business Operations Director at UBM PLC, a FTSE250, London-based, global B2B events business. Ian joined UBM in October 2017 and is based at UBM’s head-office in Southwark, London.
Ian’s role includes responsibility for UBM’s finance operating model, including leadership of global finance shared-services organisations in the US, EMEA and Asia and their relationships with business operations and global BPO partners. He also has responsibility for global procurement, global real estate and facilities and acquisition integration.
Prior to joining UBM, Ian spent 27 years working at Xerox Corporation in a number of roles at UK, Europe and global level. Most recent roles have included CFO for Xerox Services Europe and CFO of Xerox Services’ Global Commercial Division. Ian is particularly interested in driving value in the business model, through effective and efficient finance processes, cost efficiency and in linking business intelligence excellence to overall business value drivers.
Ian has a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD). He is married to Alison, has two teenage children and lives in Buckinghamshire, UK. The family enjoys following rugby at club and international level and are also heavily involved in community life where they live. Ian has been actively involved with a number of charities, including Mencap, The Prince’s Trust and is a trustee of a local children’s charity.
Claire Pape is Group Finance Director at Guardian Media Group PLC with specific responsibility for Procurement, Workplace Management and all aspects of Finance. This includes responsibility for delivering the short and medium term financial plans in support of the Guardian’s mission to provide quality liberal journalism in perpetuity.
Claire first joined Guardian in 2002 and has held a number of roles over the last 14 years. She has supported the Guardian’s transition from print to digital, UK to Global and anonymous to known. Prior to the Guardian Claire worked for the BBC within their World Service division as well as at the DTI within the Insolvency Service.
Claire has a BA(Hons) degree in Business Studies. She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Claire is married to Brian, has two daughters and lives in London. Claire is also the Chair of Trustees of Global Generation, a Kings Cross based charity providing opportunities for local young people, businesses and families through communal land-based activities including bee keeping, urban food production and carpentry.
As a London-based director with Eurasia Group’s Corporate Advisory Services team, Rohit Shukla works with EMEA-based boards across multiple sectors, helping top executives to navigate geopolitics in what is an increasingly uncertain world.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, he worked in consulting, analytics, and outsourcing at global corporations such as Xerox, Capgemini, and Moody’s. He has advised leading corporations, banks, government institutions, and professional services firms on strategy, transformation, and operational improvement, including the commercial negotiation of outsourcing contracts valued at $800 million. Rohit has a Cranfield MBA, MSc in Corporate & International Finance from Durham University, and an Economics with Politics degree from Loughborough University.
Mark is the US Group Financial Controller for The Almac Group. Mark is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Master’s degree from Dublin City University in IT & Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree from Queens University, Belfast, in Economics. Originally from Northern Ireland Mark moved to the USA in 2012 to take up his current position with The Almac Group. Prior to joining The Almac Group Mark trained as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and worked in a number of international organizations, during his time with one he led the international expansion of a family owned firm from Northern Ireland in establishing their first foreign facility in Kansas.
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Ever since our founding in 2003, our mission has remained constant: to provide powerful, intuitive solutions that empower both finance and the business to lead with insights. With Adaptive Insights, companies of all sizes and industries can plan smarter, report faster, and analyze better—transforming business performance in ways never before imagined.
As a pioneer in cloud corporate performance management (CPM), Adaptive Insights has grown rapidly, with a singular focus on customer success. Today we offer the only fully integrated cloud CPM and business intelligence (BI) platform in the industry that delivers an award-winning user experience, unparalleled service, and leading expertise. We are honored that our intuitive solutions are powering the fastest growing and biggest brands in the world.
Establishing a commitment to customer success early on required setting an equally high bar for ourselves—one that we continue to reach for each and every day. The result of this is a trajectory of success that includes strong financials, the best partners, the most customers, best user experience, and highest customer satisfaction in the industry.
Adra is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for financial control and automation, with over 26 years’ experience, our mission is to take the stress out of your month-end close.
Our suite of tools enable finance and accounting teams to work more efficiently with more precision whilst reducing risk and increasing control. Designed to integrate seamlessly with ERP systems, our integration process enables you to be up and running in a matter of days.
Today, over 3.000 organisations, ranging from large multinationals and SMEs, trust Adra’s products to streamline and standardise their accounts departments.
Waving good-bye to spreadsheets has never been easier.
Through our enterprise and market focused solutions we positively impact millions of people’s lives through continually investing in our people, partnerships and own technologies to stay focused on our markets’, customers’ and their stakeholders’ needs.
We enable our customers to drive efficiencies, savings and growth opportunities through focused, right-first-time software solutions that evolve with the changing needs of their business and the markets they operate in. True partnership is the defining thing that makes us different from the competition.
We pride ourselves on delivering focused software solutions for public sector, enterprise commercial and health & care organisations that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value.
Advanced is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 Company 2016 and was ranked in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK and a winner of the Tech Company of the Year in PwC’s UK Tech Awards in 2014.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: www.aon.co.uk
APMG International is an Accreditation and Certification body boasting a wide portfolio of Cyber Security solutions, including the Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool (CDCAT®) based on MoD research.
Directors face difficult decisions, often without expert knowledge and guidance. Cyber security is so diverse that making fully informed choices in prioritising spend is almost impossible.
In 2010, the Ministry of Defence developed a scientific approach to identifying cyber risk from the threat of inadequate defences – harnessing all the intelligence and experience available to them. They created a tool that is regularly updated with threat mitigation and unique to best practice Information Security. CDCAT® was developed for rapid assessments in any organisation, regardless of system size, in order to establish the scale of the problem and priorities.
Our assessment provides independent, expert assurance that every pound spent is maximised, ensuring the securest possible future for your organisation – aligned to the budget available.
To find out more, contact CDCAT@apmginternational.com or telephone 01494 452 450
CDCAT® is a registered trade mark of Dstl. All rights reserved.
BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions for Finance & Accounting (F&A) that centralise and streamline financial close operations and other key F&A processes for midsize and large organizations. Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management, fuelling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.
BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance & Accounting by centralizing key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, BlackLine helps companies achieve Modern Finance status, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.
More than 1,700 companies with users in approximately 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements. For more information please visit www.blackline.com
Cedar is a recruitment consultancy specialising in finance and procurement. We are focused on sourcing financial and procurement talent across commercial organisations managing an extensive range of permanent and interim/contract opportunities from recently qualified through to senior executive levels. We promote a culture based around the concept of ‘Listen, Advise, Deliver’ – we listen to our clients and candidates, understand their key drivers and then advise them as to the best approach to ensure effective delivery.
Our diverse client base ranges from FTSE 100 companies, through to private-equity backed business and privately owned SMEs. Our expertise include recruiting CFOs, Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Financial Planning & Analysis positions, Group Accountants, Finance Managers and Internal Auditors. We also deal with specialist roles in Corporate Finance, Strategy, Tax and Treasury.
HAYNE Solutions is a leading UK Financial Performance Management consultancy with over 50 years’ experience of delivering financial consolidation and reporting solutions.
As a unique hybrid of qualified accountants with systems expertise, we understand that informed people and sound processes are paramount to deliver an effective Financial Performance Management solution.
OneStream Software has developed a complete and unified Corporate Performance Management platform. Founder Bob Powers was a key developer on Hyperion Enterprise® and the inventor of Oracle® Hyperion Financial Management. Tom Shea was the founder of UpStream Software and inventor of UpStream TB and UpStream Weblink, now known as Oracle® Hyperion FDM. Together they have developed the XF Smart Corporate Performance Management Platform which unifies core financial consolidation, planning, data quality, financial reporting and analytics capabilities in a single platform. OneStream can be deployed in the Cloud or on-premise.
We founded Redwood Software with a single minded mission – to help organizations achieve ‘The Robotic Enterprise™’ by eliminating the costs, risks and wasted time associated with manual tasks in the back office. We robotize all processes within R2R, O2C, P2P and those within the supply chain and HR, robotizing up to 100% of manual tasks. Today, more than 3,000 customers worldwide use Redwood solutions to automate their business processes.
SA is a market leading Finance Change project solutions company. Operating Globally at the confluence of CIO and CFO Agenda’s we specialise exclusively in delivering resourcing solutions across Finance, Finance Systems, ERP, EPM, Business Intelligence and Data Management from our offices in the UK, Netherlands and North America
SA offer a compelling alternative to SI, Vendor & Consultancy engagements, enabling clients to minimise costs & better control their programme via a proven model for mobilising freelance delivery experts to independently QA and validate programme scope, terms of reference & deliverables while supplementing business teams to successfully deliver and realise the benefits of Finance Transformation.
TPT Retirement Solutions is an award-winning specialist provider of defined benefit pensions with 70 years’ experience. As a not-for-profit organisation with c.£9 billion assets, TPT is run for the benefit of more than 2,400 employers.
Running defined benefit pension schemes can be costly and time consuming. With the burden of ever changing legislation, administration hassles and the other pitfalls of managing your own pension scheme. TPT’s DB Complete product saves time, money and gives peace of mind, by combining expert support and scheme services in one solution.
Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organisations. With annual revenue north of 500M Euro and more than 4200 employees world-wide, Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organisations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions. Unit4 is in business for people.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organisations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
Finance Monthly is a global publication delivering news, comment and analysis to those at the centre of the corporate sector. Finance Monthly prides itself on going beyond the headlines, focusing on key issues and topics that matter to its readership, which consists of C-Level executives, business owners, partners, investment officers, HNWI, etc. With a well-balanced mix of editorial comment and Q&A style interviews with industry insiders, Finance Monthly is at the heart of all things relating to the finance sector.