The Leasing Foundation First Annual Conference
A key event in the development of the Foundation, the First Annual Conference brings Fellows and Governors together for the first time in serious discussion about the future of leasing and asset finance. It provides an opportunity for Fellows to engage in conversation about the Foundation's work and to identify what their personal contribution can be. Each segment of the conference - on diversity, philanthropy, education and research - consists of a summary of where we are now, short invited talks by experts in each area and the opportunity for challenging debate and discussion.
Conference Chair: Chris Sullivan
Chris Sullivan is Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking Division. He was recognised as the 2011 European Diversity Champion of the Year for the outstanding work he has done championing equality, diversity and inclusion across the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He is Governor of Ashridge College and the ifs School of Finance, Governor and Patron of The Leasing Foundation, Chairman of the Global Banking Alliance and the Inter-Alpha Group of Banks and a member of the Westminster Abbey Investment Committee and CBI President’s Committee.
Keynote Speaker: Lord Mervyn Davies
Lord Davies was formerly chairman and Chief Executive of Standard Chartered and Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, and has overseen a Government review into the lack of women on boards. He is a partner at private equity firm Corsair Capital, senior non-executive director at Diageo, non-executive Chairman of PineBridge Investments Limited, and the Non-Executive Chairman of Chime plc.
Invited Speaker: Nick Compton
Nick Compton is an English cricketer and the grandson of Denis Compton, plays first-class cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club, and represents England as an opening batsman. The earliest batsman to reach the milestone of 1,000 first-class runs in 24 years. 2012 PCA Player of the Year award Compton was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2013 in the company of Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Marlon Samuels.
The conference starts at 09.20 (coffee from 08.30) and ends at 17.30 with a cocktail reception.
How do we create impact through philanthropy? With Bill Dost(D&D Leasing UK), Verity Rowles (Macmillan Cancer Support) and Tris Lumley (New Philanthropy Capital).
How organisations can tap female talent in the workforce. Led by Mary McNamara.
The Foundation’s research agenda with Jo Davies (DWF) and Lindsay Town (Kent Asset Solutions).
Hosted by Great American International Lease & Loan Insurance Services and the Leasing Foundation Future Leaders in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The relationship between banking and asset finance. Andrew Denton (CHP Consulting) leads the discussion.
A discussion on the Foundation’s education and development strategy with an invited talk from Tim Gibson (Ministry of Justice).
Launch of the Leasing Foundation Future Leaders programme, with an invited talk by Professor Keith Grint, Professor of Public Leadership & Management, Warwick University.
For the full conference agenda visit http://leasingfoundation.org/conference2013
You can only attend the event as a Governor, Fellow or invited guest. Governors and Fellows receive a discount for registering, and paying for, one or two invited guests. If you are a guest who wishes to pay for your own ticket, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage Governors and Fellows to bring along invited guests from your own company or from your business partners' or customers' organisations. Bringing invited guests informs the debate and signals to your guests your commitment to the development of the industry. We are reducing the costs of tickets for invited guests by £50.00 for the first guest and £100.00 for the second. Places are limited in the RBS auditorium, so we suggest you make these bookings as early as possible. If you would like to invite more than two guests, or have other requirements, please contact us at email@example.com
Guests invited to attend as a Future Leader are asked to make a minimum donation of £100 which is passed into one of our causes. Future Leaders can register separately or as part of a Governor or Fellow registration.
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Yes. Please let us know who you would like to attend in your place
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The Leasing Foundation
The mission of the Leasing Foundation is to support the leasing and asset finance industry by providing focus and organisation for charitable activities, by performing rigorous, challenging and relevant research, and by seeking opportunities to sustain the industry by developing people in the industry.