Daniel Antoine ACMA, CGMA is an experienced strategy and performance management professional who trained on PwC’s consulting CIMA scheme. Daniel spent several years working on advisory engagements with PwC, IBM and Deloitte in various industries while helping to develop Deloitte’s integrated performance management value proposition. Since obtaining an MBA from HEC Paris he has worked in corporate strategy positions and currently serves as head of controlling with MeVis Medical Solutions AG in Germany.
Nina Barakzai FCMA, CGMA is the President of In House Counsel Worldwide, an association of in house counsel associations worldwide, taking in many legal jurisdictions and has just joined to lead Unilever's global privacy function, based in Rotterdam, having recently moved from Sky, a media and entertainment group. She is an accountant and a lawyer, practising in the areas of data protection, corporate governance and ethics. She serves as a committee member on the Direct Marketing Associations Responsible Marketing Committee and has served as a board member on the International Federation of Accountants International Ethics Standards Board. Her career started at Thomson McLintock (now KPMG) and she has experience in the media, telecommunications, oil and gas, FMCG and technology industries. She has financial services experience in the pensions advisory and outsourcing consultancy sector working for Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt). She led the programme for the Anti Bribery and Corruption, Whistleblowing and Anti Money Laundering programme for the Sky group of companies.
Mark Beale FCMA, CGMA is a finance director with over 20 years' experience managing finance teams around the world, including in Brazil and the Republic of Ireland. He has worked extensively in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors in strategy formulation and implementation, change management, and M&A. Mark holds an MBA from Warwick University’s Business School.
David Bloomfield ACMA, CGMA is currently Head of Finance at AstraZeneca, with over 15 years experience gained within the Pharmaceutical and Automotive industries. He has held a number of senior Finance positions and gained a breadth of experience across organisations, managing sales teams and helping to develop and implement commercial strategies.
Steve Egan CBE, FCMA, CGMA is Vice president (implementation) at the university of Bath. He was formerly deputy chief executive and director of finance and corporate resources of England’s higher education funding council. He has assisted in implementing activity-based costing in higher education and supported developments in governance, procurement and HR management. Steve holds an MBA from Bath University and was a TOPCIMA exam prizewinner.
Mark Flicker FCMA, CGMA is managing director of Detector Technology Ltd, a smoke detection equipment manufacturer. He spends a great deal of time in Hong Kong and China, where the business has its manufacturing facility. He has spent most of his career in financial and general management positions in the aerospace, defence and rail transport sectors. Mark is also a chartered secretary.
Ian Haythornthwaite FCMA, CGMA is executive director of resources at the UK’s Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). His responsibilities cover eight departments: legal, finance, IT, procurement, property, the knowledge management unit, the programme office and the European regional development fund (ERDF) 2007-13 programme team. Ian has held positions as the finance director and pro vice-chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire.
Lauren Irving ACMA, CGMA has worked with BT for over three years in various finance functions while working towards becoming CIMA qualified. Lauren is based in BT’s headquarters in London, working in external reporting. Her main responsibility is focusing on producing the quarterly financial press release. Lauren also worked in BT Americas, based outside Washington DC, and at BT Mobile and BT Wholesale. Lauren completed TOPCIMA in May 2007 and has an MSc in finance from Strathclyde University.
Dr Alasdair Macnab FCMA, CGMA is director of corporate services at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. He is also a non-executive director of the Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange, and the Botanics Trading Company. He has published several papers/reports on performance management and costing in both the academic and CIMA space and has presented on his research topic in the US, China, Singapore, and Middle East as well as throughout the UK. He serves on CIMA’s research and development panel. He achieved his CIMA qualification while serving as a Royal Air Force officer.
Stuart McGregor, ACMA, CPFA, CGMA is a CIMA member, with a Masters Degree in Strategic Business Management and a rounded career in both local and central government and the commercial sector. He is currently Chief Finance Officer at Northampton Borough Council. He has previously held senior Finance positions at a number of local councils – including Havant BC and East Hampshire, Manchester City and Camden Borough Councils- across both the health and social care sector. His early career was spent in the defence sector – holding finance positions in a number of naval, army and airforce agencies. He has experience in both financial and management accounting and a successful track record in developing, leading and implementing change.
Steve Morgan, FCMA, CGMA is a Senior Licencing Executive for Microsoft’s Enterprise business in the UK determining optional solutions to meet customer needs and determining strategic commercial direction. Previously, Steve was the UK Commercial Enterprise Controller for Microsoft and was responsible for Finance partnering, managing & developing the business. Prior to joining Microsoft, Steve worked in the Oil & Gas Industry for a number years leading an FP&A function in EMEA for Honeywell and specialising in European Oil Refining economics and strategy. He also spent several years prior to that leading Finance teams and partnering Sales teams in the Cloud and Disaster Recovery industries. Steve is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) and also has an MSc in Strategic Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Rebecca Ryan FCMA, CGMA is an experienced finance manager, most recently for the property-lending division of Close Brothers Limited, part of the merchant bank Close Brothers Group. She has worked in financial and management accounting roles in organisations including Pharmacia and Rexam PLC, in Sweden and the UK.
Lisa Scott ACMA, CGMA leads an internal audit team in the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) covering governance and internal control in the Home Office. She has worked in the public sector for more than 30 years in a range of roles, including Head of Governance and Performance and Finance Business Partner (both at the Highways Agency) and Head of In Year Financial Management at the MOD. As a former member of HM Treasury’s sustainability working group she helped to draft new guidance on sustainability reporting in public sector annual reports, focusing on developing new carbon accounting and reporting techniques.
Ravi Sonpal ACMA, CGMA is an experienced Management Consultant at Deloitte who leads finance transformation programmes for FTSE100 clients in the UK. Ravi has spent several years working on advisory engagements, specifically leading multi-disciplinary teams to transform performance management and driving change across the finance function. Ravi leads Deloitte’s Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting (PB&F) market proposition and is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Deloitte’s Enterprise TMT Consulting business. Ravi studied the Executive Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School - University of Oxford, and is a CIMA qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA).
David Taylor ACMA, CGMA, MBA is executive vice president for strategic marketing and performance management at Trintech. His expertise is in technology, specifically solutions for the record to report process in finance and accounting, and his roles have included finance director, FP&A manager, VP strategic alliances and VP strategy. He has also successfully led M&A, business development, strategic alliances, budgeting, forecasting and planning, quality and process improvement, marketing, product management, global and emerging market strategy.
Tracy Willacey ACMA, CGMA is a senior consultant for Adelaide City Council, specialising in finance continuous improvement. She has worked in finance teams in a range of industries, including insurance and media. Tracy’s career has largely involved systems accounting and project management in the UK and Australia.