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Global Treasury Leadership Retreat

Corporate Treasurers Driving Strategic Growth

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Chris Patten

Chris Patten

Vandita Pant

Vandita Pant


John Amaechi OBE

John Amaechi OBE

Amaechi Performance Systems


The Financial Times and Deutsche Bank are delighted to present the latest event in their Global Treasury Leadership Retreat Series. This closed door forum is designed to give senior treasurers from across Europe valuable insight into the macro developments shaping the corporate world today, and the opportunity to network and engage with peers from different sectors in practical, action-focused sessions.

Attendance is by invitation only.

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"Everything about the conference was superb".

Eric Toder, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute, Co-director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center




Full overview

A gradual increase in responsibility and status over the past few years has placed the corporate treasurer firmly at the forefront of core business operations and strategy. Driven by global market changes, new business priorities and a stronger emphasis on better risk management and transparency, the role has transitioned from the back office to centre stage.

This greater recognition of the unique value treasurers bring to their organisations gives them an opportunity to shine. But the responsibility has never been greater. Today’s treasurer must be forward-looking and quick to identify risks from all angles; a master of technical skill and experience yet never losing sight of the big picture, able to take a holistic view of the business to ensure that the treasury function is in synch with everything else, and confident in communicating complex matters to the board.


Speakers (24)

Chris Patten

Chris Patten

Former European Commissioner and former Governor of Hong Kong

Chris Patten became a member of the House of Lords in 2005 and a Commandeur of the Legion d’Honneur in 2016. He has held a number of positions within the British government, including his tenure as Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997, overseeing the return of the Territory to China. Until 2004 he was European Commissioner for External Relations, having been appointed in 1999. Between 1998 and 1999 he served as Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, set up under the Good Friday Peace Agreement.

Lord Patten was Chairman of the BBC Trust, the strategic authority for the broadcaster, from 2011 to 2014. He helped to co-ordinate the visit of Pope Benedict to the United Kingdom in 2010 and became Chairman of the Vatican Media Advisory Committee for Pope Francis in 2014. He was Chancellor of Newcastle University from 1999 until 2008 and was elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2003. Lord Patten has written a number of books: The Tory Case (1982), East and West (1998), Not Quite The Diplomat (2005) and What Next?: Surviving the 21st Century (2008).

He became Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1990 after 11 years in Parliament and became MP for Bath in 1979. He began his career working in the Conservative Research Department where he became the Director under Margaret Thatcher. He read Modern History at the University of Oxford and holds a number of Honorary Degrees.

Vandita Pant

Vandita Pant

Group Treasurer and Head of Europe

Vandita Pant has more than 25 years of international experience having worked in a variety of executive roles in India, Singapore, Japan and, for the last 12 years, in London. She joined BHP in January 2016 as Group Treasurer and Head of Europe. In this capacity she is responsible for BHP Group’s structural financial risk, liquidity investment portfolio, corporate finance and debt portfolio, capital management-related functions, and involved in all the strategic transactions which have balance-sheet impact. She also heads BHP’s operations in Europe.

Ms Pant joined BHP from the RBS, where she undertook various challenging mandates in treasury, including as the Business Treasurer, Group Head of Capital Management and Markets, and of setting up Global Balance Sheet and Liquidity Management for RBS’s Investment Bank following the financial crisis. Prior to RBS she held varied roles in strategy and corporate finance, commodity finance, debt capital markets and risk management. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Delhi University and a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Finance and Marketing.

John Amaechi OBE

John Amaechi OBE

Amaechi Performance Systems

John Amaechi OBE is a psychologist, high-performance coach, and New York Times best-selling author. He is CEO of Amaechi Performance Systems, a leadership consultancy working in Europe and the United States. He partners with organisations to help leaders move from being transactional to transformational. He focuses on improving performance, solving intractable people problems and creates thriving workplaces despite the challenges and disruption of the modern world. Mr Amaechi is also a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of East London and a senior fellow at the Applied Centre for Emotional Literacy, Learning and Research. Prior to founding his own firm, he spent several years as a professional athlete, becoming the first Brit to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Photo credit: Courtesy of Amaechi Performance Systems

Georgina Baker

Georgina Baker

Deputy Treasurer

Since 2016, Georgina Baker has served the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in two capacities, as Director of Syndications and as Deputy Treasurer where she heads EMEA Treasury Operations. As the Director of Syndications, she is responsible for IFC's syndicated lending program, the oldest and largest among multilateral development banks.

Ms Baker represents IFC on the board of directors of Bandhan Bank. Previously she managed IFC’s suite of trade and supply chain finance products, starting with the Global Trade Finance Program which is the IFC flagship trade program. She has been with the IFC for more than 25 years, during which time she has worked on IFC’s investments in many areas including manufacturing investments in Eastern Europe and financial sector investments in South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

Before joining IFC, she received an MBA from the London Business School and previously worked as a mechanical engineer.

Monica Monaco

Monica Monaco

Founder and Managing Director
Trust EU Affairs

Monica Monaco is the Founder and Managing Director of TrustEUAffairs, an advisor on EU legislative initiatives. Her areas of focus are financial services, payment systems and technology, new payments means such as mobile and crypto, and e-commerce. Based in Brussels for the past 14 years, she is a member of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP), and served as a member of the SEAP Board from 2012 to 2015.

Prior to founding TrustEUAffairs, Ms Monaco was Senior Manager for EU Relations and Regulatory Affairs at Visa Europe, responsible for relations with the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council Working Group on Financial Services, as well as with various national regulators. Before joining Visa Europe she worked as a consultant for both Andersen, Deloitte & Touche and the OECD in Paris, dealing with a variety of financial services matters. She also worked for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, in the Committee on Parliamentary and Public Relations. Ms Monaco holds an MSc in Economics from L.U.I.S.S.- Guido Carli University in Rome.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs

Kishwer Falkner was appointed Chairwoman of the EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs in 2015, and has led this cross-party committee’s pivotal work on the EU and Brexit over the last two years. She has served on several other senior committees of the Lords, including the Constitution Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights and several EU committees; between 2010 and 2015 she chaired the Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs. Baroness Falkner served on the Liberal Democrat front bench until 2010, having entered the House of Lords in 2004.

Baroness Falkner is currently Visiting Professor at King’s College and was Chancellor of Northampton University from 2008-16. She has held Fellowships at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2010), and at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006).  She also served as a member of the Prime Minister's Taskforce on Tackling Muslim Extremism which was established in the aftermath of the London bombings in July 2005. Her academic background is in International Relations, obtaining degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.

James Lund

James Lund

Chief Financial Officer
Financial Times

James Lund became Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Times in December 2015, following more than a year working towards the FT sale to Nikkei. In 2014 he joined the FT Board and was appointed as VP of Finance, with global responsibility for financial performance management across the FT Group. Prior to the FT, he spent six years at TalkTalk Plc in various roles, from Director of Central Finance to more commercial roles including Finance Director, TV and Online. Before that he held finance roles at Centrica and British Airways. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Manchester University and obtained his CIMA in 2000.

Oliver Harvey

Oliver Harvey

Senior FX Strategist and UK Macro Strategist
Deutsche Bank

Oliver Harvey is Senior FX Strategist and UK Macro Strategist at Deutsche Bank. He advises clients on risks and opportunities in currency markets and is responsible for the bank’s research view on Brexit. He has published extensively on the UK economy including on Scotland’s currency options after independence, regional imbalances and the impact of migration on UK growth. His work regularly features in the business and mainstream media, and he has been a contributor to the economics blog Vox. He was educated at Oxford and the Universidad de los Andes.

Jesper Broskov

Jesper Broskov

Group Treasurer

Jesper Broskov is Group Director of Group Treasury at Lego, based in Denmark. Prior to this he held several positions within Finance and Treasury at Danske Bank Group, between 2006 and 2011. He worked at Statoil Group in Denmark and Belgium between 1999 and 2006. He holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK).

Karlien Porre

Karlien Porre

Partner, Treasury Advisory Services

Karlien Porre leads Deloitte’s UK Corporate Treasury Advisory team. She advises companies on all aspects of treasury management including setting up new treasury departments, and developing and implementing policies around liquidity management, financial risk management and derivatives. She has been a full member of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers for more than 15 years and prior to joining Deloitte was a treasurer at BT.

Michel Bekkers

Michel Bekkers

Group Treasurer

Michel Bekkers joined Adidas in Germany as its Group Treasurer in 2009. In 2015, he also added global corporate real estate and facilities management to his responsibilities. Under his leadership, Group Treasury centralised Adidas‘ global foreign exchange hedging as well as the Group‘s global cash management activities. The company has won several awards for its innovative cash management processes. Mr Bekkers and his team leveraged financial innovation to other areas such as employee benefit plans and real estate management.

Prior to joining Adidas he served as the Global Director of Financial Risk Management of Dow Chemical in Michigan for 20 years and before that he led Dow’s European Financial Risk Management in Belgium for five years. He previously worked for the Belgian bank KBC for three years. Mr Bekkers has a BA in Economics from The University of Antwerp, Belgium and an MBA from Columbia University.

Christopher  Van Woeart

Christopher Van Woeart

Head of Treasury

Christopher Van Woeart is Head of Treasury at Stripe, the innovative technology platform at the forefront of expanding internet commerce. Before joining Stripe in 2016, he was Head of Platform Balance at peer-to-peer lending company Lending Club. Prior to that, he spent many years at Goldman Sachs, including five years as Vice President, Corporate Treasury, where he was responsible for firm-wide financing, liquidity, and balance sheet management.

James Gunnell

James Gunnell

Managing Director, FT Live
Financial Times

James Gunnell rejoined the Financial Times as Managing Director of FT Live, the global events business of the FT, in 2014.  Based in London, he overseas the strategy and business delivery of FT Live, which runs over 200 events a year. FT Live is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing businesses within the FT Group with a wide-ranging and flourishing portfolio of innovative events developed around core editorial themes and FT audiences. In addition to its commercial remit, FT Live reinforces and extends both audience engagement and the reach of the FT newsroom in existing and new markets. Mr Gunnell previously held a series of management positions at the FT between 2006 and 2011, and prior to his return to the FT he worked for the CWC Group delivering international Oil & Gas events in emerging markets.

Jo Hawkes

Jo Hawkes

Group Treasurer
Marks and Spencer

Jo Hawkes has been Group Treasurer of Marks and Spencer plc since December 2013. In this role, she has several responsibilities: managing the global corporate finance and treasury activities, leading the relationship with the Pension Trustee on the financial strategy for the £10bn pension scheme,  business partnering for M&S business development services and  managing the financial interests of M&S in M&S Bank through the joint operating committee.She also sits on the managing committee of the group captive insurer.  

Prior to joining M&S plc she spent four years as Group Treasurer of Misys plc covering Global Treasury, Insurance and Pensions, both as a dynamic and highly acquisitive FTSE250 listed entity and afterwards under private equity ownership. Previously to this she spent over 20 years in general finance and Treasury roles in several different sectors at Angel Trains , AAR Corp , Hilton International , Ladbroke Group and Air Products.  

Additionally, she has been independent chair of the Trustee Board for the Misys Pension Scheme for three years . She has also been a Non-executive member of the Treasury Committee at Southern Housing Group  for the last six years and takes over as Treasury Chair in July, when she will also join the main board. She is a fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, a maths graduate and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Alastair Lukies

Alastair Lukies

Founding Partner
Motive Partners
Mike Hewitt

Mike Hewitt

Managing Director
Adaugeo Media

Mike Hewitt is Managing Director of Adaugeo Media, the specialist marketing agency for transaction banking and treasury. Adaugeo operates networking groups for treasurers and procurement executives in Europe, Asia and the US, including the Working Capital Forum and the Supply Chain Finance Community, as well as offering training through the Transaction Banking Academy.

Mr Hewitt  has been working in treasury and transaction banking since 2007, when he became CEO of C-Stream, owner of the treasury information service and the financial technology platform, before launching Adaugeo Media in 2012. Before that he spent 14 years with Haymarket Media, first as a journalist and later as the company’s first Digital Media Director before taking on the roles of Publishing Director of the Management Today group of titles and Managing Director of the IT security business West Coast Labs.

As well as Adaugeo’s own events, Mr Hewitt  moderates the annual Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin, presents the Design Business Association Awards and chairs the global conference of FIPP, the international association of magazine media owners.

Marc Priestley

Marc Priestley

Former F1 Pit Crew

Marc Priestley spent ten years as a race mechanic in the McLaren Formula One pit crew. In that time he worked with drivers including Kimi Raikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, and Jenson Button. Looking at every aspect of F1, and in particular the unique role of the pit crew, he examines the communication, teamwork, pressure and strategy involved in a sport where millions are spent shaving hundredths of seconds off lap times. Mr Priestley analyses the wider mindset of the F1 industry that demands high performance and short deadlines, and how the right strategy and culture can make the apparently impossible happen. He cites the McLaren ethos of cutting through layers of management and bureaucracy, empowering all of the team at any level. He also looks at why team boss Ron Dennis insists the team always wear crisp white shirts.

Mr Priestley is a writer on F1 for various websites and magazines, and has been a contributor and pit-lane reporter for Sky and BBC Radio 5Live. He also acts as a pundit on ITV’s coverage of the new Formula E electric racing series with its cutting edge technology, innovative culture, and fan interaction. He joined McLaren in 2000 after a year at Orbit Motorsport where he was Chief Mechanic.

Steven  Wilson

Steven Wilson

Head, European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3)

Steven Wilson was appointed Head of Europol (EC3) in 2016. He is responsible for the central collation of criminal intelligence on cyber crime across the EU, supporting member state investigations into online child sexual exploitation and cyber attacks on payment systems, critical infrastructure and information systems. He is also responsible for the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT), a team of specialist cyber investigators seconded to EC3 from many countries, providing digital and document forensic support in complex cases across the EU, strategic analysis of threats and trends and liaison with industry, academia and on-law enforcement partners. During his 30-year career as a police officer he has held a variety of senior detective roles and was responsible for Scottish national units delivering witness protection, covert technical policing, fugitives, undercover policing, assisting offender programme and all forms of cyber crime. He has served with Strathclyde Police, Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and, from 2013 to 2015, with the reorganisation of policing in Scotland into a national force. Mr Wilson was also the Scottish representative on UK cyber governmental and policing groups and led on industry and academic partnership groups on cyber resilience in Scotland. He has worked in covert policing, major investigations, sex offender management, counter terrorism investigations and represented the UK on international policing matters.

Elly Hardwick

Elly Hardwick

Head of Innovation
Deutsche Bank

Elly Hardwick is Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank, responsible for leading the bank’s innovation activities and managing the Deutsche Bank Labs globally.

Working at the intersection of technology and financial services, Elly works closely with fintechs and Deutsche Bank’s business divisions to discover, evaluate and drive the adoption of innovations that will shape the future of banking.

Elly was the founding CEO of the fintech start-up Credit Benchmark prior to joining Deutsche Bank, where she led the company to be the independent source for wholesale credit risk data and analytics. Her career experience includes roles with Thomson Reuters, Morgan Stanley and the UK Department of Trade and Industry.

She holds an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Elly is based in London.

John Gibbons

John Gibbons

Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

John Gibbons is Head of Global Transaction Banking and a member of the Corporate and Investment Banking executive committee. Under his leadership, Deutsche Bank provides trade finance, cash management, institutional cash and securities services to multinational corporations, large local corporates and medium-sized companies as well as institutional clients. Mr Gibbons joined Deutsche Bank in October 2016. He was previously with JPMorgan, where he was Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Global Executive for the Bank and Broker Dealer client segment of JPMorgan’s Treasury Services business. With more than three decades of banking experience spanning various senior positions in global financial institutions, his expertise covers the entire spectrum of corporate banking, capital markets business and transaction banking. He is based in London and has lived in Europe for the past 14 years. He graduated from the University of Connecticut.

Mark Beeston

Mark Beeston

Managing Partner and Founder
Illuminate Financial

Mark Beeston is Managing Partner and Founder of Illuminate Financial Management LLP, the fintech venture capital firm. Illuminate is a sector specialist investor with a deep network of strategic partner institutions and investors that help bring value to their portfolio companies.

Prior to Illuminate, he had a career spanning banking, entrepreneurship, and as a leading interdealer broker and serving as an investor and board member. Before founding Illuminate, he was an executive committee member of ICAP (now NEX) as CEO of their post trade risk and information business. He had responsibility for companies such as Reset, ReMatch, TriOptima and Euclid. At Creditex he joined the executive committee and launched T-Zero (now ICELink), growing the company from start-up to exit during its acquisition by ICE in 2008.

Mr Beeston began his career as a fixed income derivatives trader at Deutsche Bank in 1992 where his roles included COO for Global Credit Trading and COO for Global Rates.  During his 13 years at Deutsche Bank he represented the Bank at board level across numerous industry companies and associations including ISDA, Markit, Swapswire, OTCDerivNet and DTCC/DerivServ.  

Michael Spiegel

Michael Spiegel

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management; GTB Germany Head
Deutsche Bank

Michael Spiegel is the Global Head of Corporate Cash Management (CCM) and the Germany Head for the Global Transaction Banking (GTB) Division in Deutsche Bank. He is a member of the Global Transaction Banking management committee. Currently based in London and later this year moving to Frankfurt, he is responsible for leading the bank’s CCM businesses globally across Cash, Lending, FX and Liquidity Management solutions for Corporates.

Under Mr Spiegel’s leadership, Deutsche Bank facilitates the optimization of the Corporates’ treasury and payment businesses and helps them to improve their cash flow. He has full P&L responsibility and accountability for end to end business operations, and all governance and regulatory responsibilities. With nearly 30 years of international experience within the bank, he has been instrumental in the strategic development and growth of the international corporate banking proposition. He was the driving force behind the global roll‐out of Deutsche Bank's fully integrated Vendor Finance solution. He also oversaw the integration and restructuring of parts of the ABN Amro commercial banking division in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining GTB, Mr Spiegel co‐headed the consumer industry team as a Global Relationship Manager. He also played a key role in building DB’s presence in Vietnam and developed business with subsidiaries of the bank’s multinational clients across Asia, while based in Hong Kong. He began his career in Deutsche Bank’s Credit Risk Management Group in Germany. He is a member of the supervisory board at Deutsche Postbank AG, Bonn and chairs its Risk Committee. Before graduating with a diploma from the Bankakademie Stuttgart, he completed a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in 1986.

Eilís Ferran

Eilís Ferran

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations
University of Cambridge

Professor Eilís Ferran is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations of the University of Cambridge, responsible for the university’s human resources policy and strategy as well as oversight and development of the university’s international engagement. She is also Professor of Company and Securities Law in the Faculty of Law and a Professorial Fellow at St Catharine's College. She served as Chair of the Faculty of Law from 2012 to 2015. Her main research interests are corporate finance law, financial regulation and general company law. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Mark Kirkland

Mark Kirkland

Group Treasurer

Mark Kirkland has been the Group Treasurer of Constellium since 2012, responsible for financial risk management, cash management, corporate finance, credit management and insurance. Prior to joining Constellium, he served as the Group Treasurer and Head of Structured Finance of Bombardier Transportation in Switzerland and before that as Head of Financial Risk and Cash Services with Philips Electronics in the Netherlands reporting to the Group Treasurer. Before entering corporate life, Dr Kirkland worked for nine years at Merrill Lynch in a number of roles including derivative structuring, building derivative models and commodity sales. He holds a PhD in Stochastic Simulation and an honours degree in Mathematics, both from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.


Chaired by (2)

Dan McCrum

Dan McCrum

FT Alphaville Editor
Financial Times

Dan McCrum is the editor of FT Alphaville. In more than a decade at the FT he’s been Capital Markets Editor, Investment Correspondent in New York, and had stints writing for Alphaville and the Lex Column.
Before that Dan worked briefly at the Investors Chronicle, and has at one point or another carried furniture, sold kids books on doorsteps, and painted but not really decorated.
He also spent four years loitering in Citigroup’s equity research department where he picked up a few ideas about the value of luck, timing and a catchy pitch.

Martin Sandbu

Martin Sandbu

Economics Writer, Free Lunch
Financial Times

Martin Sandbu has been writing about economics for the FT since 2009, when he joined the paper as Economics Leader Writer. He now writes the FT's Free Lunch. Before joining the FT, he worked in academia and policy consulting. He has taught and carried out research at Harvard, Columbia and the Wharton School, and has advised governments and NGOs on natural resources and economic development. He is the author of two books, one on business ethics and one on the eurozone, and has degrees from Oxford and Harvard.

Agenda - 22nd Jun

  • 1:00pm
    Welcome Lunch Reception
  • 2:00pm
    Welcome Remarks from the FT and Deutsche Bank

    James Gunnell, Head of FT Live, Financial Times
    Michael Spiegel Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management; GTB Germany Head, Deutsche Bank

  • 2:10pm
    Opening Keynote: Adapting to the New Economy

    What is the latest economic outlook for Europe and what does this mean for the corporate world?

    Baroness Falkner of Margravine, Chairwoman, EU Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs and Member, EU Select Committee, House of Lords

    Followed by Q&A with Martin Sandbu, Economics Editorial Writer, Financial Times

  • 3:00pm
    Intro: Technology Shaping the Future of Business

    Elly Hardwick, Managing Director and Head of Innovation, Deutsche Bank

  • 3:05pm
    Expert Insight: The Cyber Threat: How to Prepare

    Ever-growing threats in cyberspace are causing major concern for companies, left vulnerable in the face of security breaches, whether through fraud, identity theft, service disruption or other means. How can organisations keep up with the instigators of cyber attacks when the next threat is so difficult to predict? How can treasurers increase their resilience in the face of security risks and learn to identify them in time?

    Steven Wilson, Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol

  • 3:30pm
    Panel: Embracing Digitalisation

    Rapid technological change has had an unprecedented impact on how businesses operate, but which technologies are really worth the investment for treasury and how can you decide what is right for your company? How are rising quantities of data being managed? How will application programming interfaces (APIs) and related technologies affect treasury? And how can the corporate treasurer best be prepared in the event of cyber security threats?

     Followed by interactive group discussions from 3.50pm

    How has digital change affected treasurers? How are operating models changing as a result of innovation, for example regarding the provision of financial services, access to data analytics and corporate business engagement? 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 back on stage to review the findings from audience group discussions.

    Mark Beeston, Founder and Managing Partner, Illuminate Financial
    Alastair Lukies, Founding Partner, Motive Partners
    Christopher Van Woeart, Head of Treasury, Stripe

    Moderated by: Elly Hardwick, Managing Director and Head of Innovation, Deutsche Bank

  • 4:25pm
    Coffee Break
  • 4:50pm
    Panel: The Future of Global Financial Regulation

    Regulatory controls have made the financial system safer overall, but have the full implications for business and the real economy been accounted for? How are companies managing current regulations (Basel III, CT1, CSD, AML, EMIR and FATCA) and specifically, to what extent has this affected corporate treasury, for example in access to cheap capital, and the effects of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) implementation? In this session we will discuss the impact of regulation to date, including the challenges presented by differing regulatory controls in non-European markets.

    Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, University of Cambridge
    Monica Monaco, Founder and Managing Director, Trust EU Affairs
    Karlien Porre, Partner, Treasury Advisory Services, Deloitte

    Moderated by: Martin Sandbu, Economics Editorial Writer, Financial Times

  • 5:30pm
    Closing Comments from the FT

    Martin Sandbu, Economics Editorial Writer, Financial Times

  • 6:30pm
    Pre-Dinner Networking Drinks
  • 7:30pm
    Welcome Remarks from the FT

    Dan McCrum, Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 7:35pm
    Welcome from Deutsche Bank

    John Gibbons, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

  • 7:40pm
  • 8:40pm
    Guest Speaker followed by Q&A

    Marc Priestley, former McLaren pit crew, Formula 1

  • 9:00pm
    Dessert and Coffee
  • 9:30pm
    Evening Concludes

Agenda - 23rd Jun

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Networking
  • 8:55am
    Opening Remarks from the FT

    James Lund, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Presentation: The Treasurer as Leader, Communicator and Manager

    As treasurers step up, ‘soft skills’ are more important than ever before: empathy, creative strategic thinking and people management. How far should the treasurer’s influence extend – where does their input in strategy and growth decisions matter most and at what point should the treasurer step back? How can treasurers take a holistic view of their company to ensure that the business is aligned with what they are thinking and doing?

    John Amaechi OBE, Psychologist

    Followed by Q&A 

  • 9:30am
    Panel: The Treasurer Today

    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.

  • 10:25am
    Coffee Break
  • 10:50am
    Economic Impact of Britain’s Exit from the European Union

    Oliver Harvey, FX and Macroeconomic Strategist, Deutsche Bank

    In conversation withDan McCrum, Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:10am
    Panel: Evolving Bank Partnerships

    As banks continue to undergo significant change, this will continue to shape the relationship treasurers and finance directors have with their banking partners. How can treasurers effectively manage multiple banking partnerships and keep track of bank performance? Looking ahead, what will the role of banks be in the future as they continue to evolve and what will the banking system become? If the traditional functions of banks as clearing houses and deposit takers is under threat, will their financial activity decrease, for example as we have seen in China? If banks start to charge treasurers for holding cash, how will this affect bank funding?

    Georgina Baker, Deputy Treasurer, IFC
    Michel Bekkers, Group Treasurer, Adidas
    Jesper Broskov, Group Treasurer, Lego

    Moderated by:Dan McCrum, Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:50am
    Closing Keynote: A Changing World

    An overview of the current global geo-political outlook and the risks that companies need to be aware of: a vastly changing Chinese economy, the commodities slump, great uncertainty in Europe following Brexit and other tensions threatening to break up the EU, a new US government, rising security risks worldwide and strains between east and west. What does it all mean and how can we expect it to change in the coming year and beyond?

    Chris Patten, former European Commissioner and former Governor of Hong Kong

    Followed by Q&A with Dan McCrum, Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:35pm
    Final Thoughts from Deutsche Bank

    Michael Spiegel, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management; GTB Germany Head, Deutsche Bank

  • 12:40pm
    Closing Remarks from FT Chair

    Dan McCrum, Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:45pm
    Networking Lunch

Why attend?

  • Hear from leading experts about the key issues affecting corporate treasurers today
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of economic developments and geopolitical risks and their implications for business
  • Find out how the rise of the corporate treasurer is driving change in organisations
  • Connect with peers, key stakeholders and thought leaders in informal group discussion
  • Learn how to tap into the opportunities offered by the latest innovations

Presented by (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) brings together Deutsche Bank’s commercial banking, corporate finance, and transaction banking expertise under one common leadership. It is formed of the Bank’s Corporate Finance and Global Transaction Banking businesses.

Global Transaction Banking (GTB) provides commercial banking products and services for both corporate clients and financial institutions worldwide, including domestic and cross-border payments, risk management and financing of international trade as well as trust, agency, depositary, custody and related services. GTB comprises Cash Management, Trade Finance and Securities Services.

Our Trade Finance and Cash Management teams provide a combination of commercial banking products and services for corporates and financial institutions, dealing with the management and processing of domestic and cross-border payments, risk mitigation for international trade and asset and liability management. Our customers are supported in their domestic, regional and global trade finance and cash management programs through Deutsche Bank’s extensive global network of offices.


The Grove
Chandler's Cross

United Kingdom



As part of the Retreat program we are pleased to provide you with up to two nights’ complimentary accommodation. Upon registering, you will be contacted to discuss your accommodation requirements in more detail.*

*subject to terms & conditions. Please note this is an invite-only event.



Rachel Jones
Marketing & Media Partnership Enquiries
Financial Times
Laura Black
Accommodation Enquiries
Financial Times