Business confidence – Yvonne Gale, on behalf of ICAEW
The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what’s driving change and highlights the key concerns across the Northern, Yorkshire and Humber region as well as the rest of the UK.
UK Economic Outlook – Paul Mount, Bank of England
Paul will focus on how the Bank sees the economy in the current climate and members will be asked to give their views on the effect of the current pandemic on their business, or clients’ business conditions.
It's also an opportunity for the Bank to get some feedback from members on how they are finding things, as well as a broader discussion on challenges and learnings from recent events.
Roundtable discussion led by James Callaghan
As well as an opportunity for peer input, this presents the opportunity to hear the issues specifically relevant to members in Northern, Yorkshire and Humber.
To allow a full and frank discussion, Chatham House Rules will apply at this event.
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Dr. James Callaghan, Regional Director, ICAEW
James works to raise the profile of ICAEW with members and key external stakeholders and to support members in their careers. He manages and oversees the work of the regional staff ensuring that local members receive professional career support through local District Societies and connected communities.
James has a solid grounding in research and innovation management in the higher education sector backed up by a number of years in industry combining interests in innovation, consultancy and the commercialisation of intellectual property.
He also has significant experience as a non-executive Director in a number of companies in Ireland and the UK and has participated in many negotiations involving spin-out companies and investors.
James holds a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Cambridge. He is also a Chartered Engineer.
Yvonne Gale, Chief Executive of NEL Fund Managers and Non-Executive Director for Finance & Procurement, Office of the Small Business Commissioner
Yvonne joined NEL Fund Managers in 2002. She is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all teams within the organisation.
Her role also involves sourcing funds for management, fund design, achieving maximised returns and impact for investors, and investor relations.
Yvonne is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an Associate Member of the Institute of Economic Development. She holds a DBA, MBA, IOD Diploma in Company Direction. Dr Gale’s area of research is investment decision making. She is also a member of the Advisory and Decision Committee for the UAE Ministry of Finance-backed, Mohammed bin Rashid AED 2 billion Innovation Fund.
Prior to joining NEL, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a national accountancy firm and has held senior management positions in several high growth businesses. She brings a wealth of experience to the team of investing in high growth businesses.
Paul Mount, Deputy Agent Yorkshire and Humber, Bank of England
Paul has worked in Bank of England’s regional agency network since September 2019. He is an experienced economist, whose career spans the UK Civil Service, management consultancy and investment banking.
Please note that the programme is subject to change
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