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 CFO at Omninecs Group
Independent Board of Director at Vedanta Resources
CFO at Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School
Head Of Finance at Multiplex
Finance Director of Interim at Ofcom
CFO of UK&E Insurance at Prudential Assurance
Non-Executive Director at INSEAD
Group Financial Controller at Lonmin
CFO at Next Fifteen
Global CFO of Education (Schools & University) at Sodexo
Director Finance at British Airways
CFO at Govia Thameslink Railway
CFO at Tempus Applied Solutions
Group CFO at Digicel Group
Board Advisory Group at London Stock Exchange
CFO at FarePilot

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