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Building Business Resilience Conference

MBM Commercial

Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 08:30 to 12:30 (BST)

Building Business Resilience Conference

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We invite you to attend MBM Commercial’s Building Business Resilience Conference. We are delighted to be hosting a line-up of fantastic speakers (please read on) who will be sharing their insights on different aspects of business resilience.

About the Speakers

John Paterson, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
John is a Non-Executive Director, Advisor and former CEO with an international background in Oil & Gas, Industrials and Consumer Goods working for multi-nationals, private and private equity owned businesses. Over 25 years in general management, John has worked closely with diverse boards and management teams, supporting their growth to accelerate performance and deliver shareholder value. Having lived in 7 countries and visited over 100 others, the ambiguity of emerging markets and different cultures have helped shape his approach where teamwork, clarity of direction and alignment of resources is key to momentum and growth. 

John will look at the ways in which leadership teams need to develop as they grow, to meet the challenges they face both in good times and bad.
 

David Kinnon, The FD Centre Limited
David is Regional Director - Scotland within The FD Centre Limited, which provides skilled and experienced finance directors on a part-time basis to businesses with a growth mindset. David has worked at Board level within UK-listed, US-listed and private-equity backed companies. He has held partner-level positions within top accountancy firms in the UK and overseas. He has significant transactions support experience, is a Scots Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

David will explore some of the challenges that can arise in challenging times and the strategies that can be deployed to manage them.


Eamonn Keane, Scottish Business Resilience Centre
Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane has worked with the Irish and Scottish Police for 37 years principally in the investigation of terrorism, serious crime, criminal investigation, public protection and most recently Cybercrime and forensic delivery. From 2012 to 2018, Eamonn led and managed the Police Scotland National Cybercrime Investigations team where he was responsible for tackling the most serious cyber and digital crime reported, working extensively with UK and international Law Enforcement partners. Additionally, during this period Eamonn worked extensively with industry partners, academia, the Scottish and UK Government delivering a range of cybercrime prevention exercises and initiatives.  Eamonn is currently Head of Cyber Security & Innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre championing the ethos of cybercrime prevention and innovation through engagement with the wider Scottish and UK business community.

These are exciting times in Cyber Scotland and Eamonn will share his unique insights on some of the established and emerging risks with the focus on prevention and support addressing compliance, risk, audit, and business continuity.


Matt Henderson, Johnson Carmichael LLP
Matt is a Restructuring Partner in the firm of Johnston Carmichael and has over 30 years’ experience as a licensed insolvency practitioner specialising in cases ranging from personal insolvency to major corporate recovery cases. Matt is a Chartered Accountant, has held an Insolvency Permit issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1989 and is a graduate of Glasgow University, (Bachelor of Accountancy). He is a former Chairman in Scotland for R3, a Fellow of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals, a former director of The Joint Insolvency Examination Board and served for many years on The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s Examination Board.

Matt will discuss strategies for resilience and improving business survival by looking at common problems and how they can be tackled in a way that preserves the business and reduces risk.


James Routledge, Sanctus Founder
James started his first business aged 20, embarking on an increasingly familiar path of building the business and raising angel and VC investment. Having pushed himself to the limit for 3 years and ultimately having to deal with the failure of the business he had become acutely aware of the negative impact on his mental health of his quest for "success". James went on to set up Sanctus to create the brand that he wished had existed for him. Sanctus works with start-ups and large corporates and everything in between, seeking to redefine mental health through coaching in the workplace, storytelling on podcasts and creating the environment for people to openly talk about mental health.

James will share his experiences of how mental health issues can manifest themselves and the ways in which forward thinking business can help protect their key asset, their people.

Do you have questions about Building Business Resilience Conference? Contact MBM Commercial

When & Where


Merchants Hall
22 Hanover Street
EH2 2EP Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 08:30 to 12:30 (BST)


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