The treasurer’s importance within organisations is finally being fully recognised, bringing greater visibility than ever before. This creates opportunity but it comes hand in hand with added pressure and scrutiny. Treasurers from leading companies in Europe discuss the extent to which their role has evolved, the ever-changing risks they need to manage, and how the treasurer’s place within organisations is likely to change in future.
Jo Hawkes, Group Treasurer, Marks and Spencer
Mark Kirkland, Group Treasurer, Constellium Group
Vandita Pant, Group Treasurer and Head of Europe, BHP Billiton
Moderated by: Mike Hewitt, Managing Director, Adaugeo Media
Followed by interactive group discussions from 9.50am
Operations vs Strategy. How can treasurers find a balance between managing functional day-to-day responsibilities with their greater involvement in strategic decisions? What is expected of treasurers by senior management? And in the face of the pressures of the role, what is keeping treasurers up at night? One person on each table will act as a moderator, and will report findings back to the wider group at the end of this session. We will also invite our panel of group treasurers back on stage to review the findings from audience group discussions.