The Finance Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for senior finance executives in the United Kingdom

Hosted by Coupa Software, The Finance Leaders’ Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for senior finance executives from various sectors in the United Kingdom. 

Our discussions are designed to be very inclusive and interactive, ensuring to leverage the wealth of experience from your senior peers.

The New Era of Risk Management

Finance leaders have seen a significant evolution in their roles and responsibilities over the last few years. Geopolitical uncertainty, tough regulation and rapidly advancing technology have all put greater pressure on companies, which in turn place greater demands on the financial and risk management functions. Now more than ever, risk and compliance demand the agility to respond quickly to unforeseen circumstances.

Although finance leaders’ functional duties have not diminished, they must now be even more risk-aware and take a holistic approach to the business, striking a balance between operational and strategic. Organisations that are proactive in their response can develop the capabilities that will not only ensure business continuity but will also set them apart from the competition.

  • How can finance leaders ensure they understand and account for the myriad of third-party risk without losing focus on working capital management?
  • Which external data sources are available that can monitor and manage third-party risk in a proactive way?
  • What internal processes and technology are required to keep pace with these ever-evolving legal, audit, and regulatory risk concerns?

2:00 pm  Ortus Master of Ceremonies to make introductions
2:05 pm  Introduction of participants
2:10 pm  Short Introduction by Coupa
2:15 pm  Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the guests
3:15 pm  End of session

Niall O’Sullivan
CFO, Datalex

Niall has worked at the senior executive level in rapidly changing industries. He is currently the leader of a successful global large scale transformational programme. He holds a deep background in managing diverse teams of financial, legal, technology and operations experts across multiple geographies. Niall has also spoken at a number of executive-level conferences covering change and transformation.

Coupa Software Inc. makes buying at work feel as easy as online shopping from your home. The Coupa Core Values focus on ensuring customer success, investment on results, and striving for excellence. Fueled by the higher purpose of business value, Coupa is transforming the way businesses manage their spending. They have partnered with the Business Spend Management Community (BSM) and are committed to innovating hundreds of new capabilities, ultimately setting the pace for industry-transformation and pushing other businesses to deliver real measurable value.

Thursday, 11th of February, 2021

2:00 PM GMT

Attended by:

CFO at Informa 
Head of Commercial Credit Risk Management at TSB Bank
Head of Portfolio Credit Risk at Bank of Ireland
Head of Risk & Internal Audit at Halfords
Head of Commercial, Risk & Governance at Atkins
Head of Reporting & Financial Control at esure Group
VP of Capital Risk Solutions at NatWest
VP of Finance & Operations at Pearson
Director of Group Finance at Ocado Group
Director of Finance & Fit Out at ISG
Director of Finance & Operations at Mclaren
Director of Internal Audit & Risk Management at Royal Mail
Assoc. Director of Global Funds Credit Risk at Lloyds Banking Group

Hosted by:

Martie BautistaThe Finance Leaders’ Roundtable