The Linus Dinner

Modern Financial Leadership in the Context of Global Trends

Hosted by BlackLine, The Linus Dinner Discussion was set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for CFOs of prominent firms in London to discuss, debate and share experiences over good food and fine wine.

Discussions are very much inclusive and involving all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room. This is the 5th event in a series of dinner discussions the Ortus Club is organising in parallel. Other locations include ParisMunich, and Kuala Lumpur.  These events can be seen by clicking on the respective links.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram: All discussion abide strictly by Chatham House Rules.

Modern Financial Leadership in the Context of Global Trends


The role of the CFO has broadened over the past decade. Beyond the traditional core responsibilities of financial reporting, audit and compliance, financial planning and treasury, most CFOs are playing key roles in asset/liability management and capital allocation as well as having a prime seat at the table when it comes to defining institutional strategies. Clearly, things are changing.

We will be discussing:

  • How can the modern CFO adapt and transform their financial organization to remain relevant to the newly emerging expectations?
  • Which new and emerging technologies are playing a part in enabling this paradigm shift so the CFO and his team can focus on more strategic objectives and value-add to the business?

6:30 pm: Arrival of guests and reception
7:00 pm: Introduction by Ortus and short address from BlackLine
7:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the speaker and continued by the group
7:45 pm: Starters served
8:00 pm: Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged continue networking
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Manicomio Gutterlane
6 Gutter Ln, London EC2V 8AS, UK

Thursday, 22nd of March

Manicomio Gutterlane, London

Attended by:

Group Chief Financial Officer of Omninecs Group

Independent Board Director of Vedanta Resources

Chief Financial Officer of Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School

Head, Finance of Multiplex

Finance Director, Interim of Ofcom

Chief Financial Officer, UK&E Insurance of Prudential Assurance

Non Executive Director of INSEAD

Group Financial Controller of Lonmin

Chief Financial Officer of Next Fifteen plc

Global Chief Financial Officer, Education (Schools & University) of Sodexo

Director Finance of British Airways

Chief Financial Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway

Chief Financial Officer of Tempus Applied Solutions

Group Chief Financial Officer of Digicel Group

Board Advisory Group of London Stock Exchange

Chief Financial Officer of FarePilot

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