Wednesday 15th November 2017
Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin D03 P6K9, Ireland
Director Debt Capital Markets, Global Banking & Markets, HSBC Bank plc
Ben joined HSBC’s Global Banking & Markets team in 2001 fulfilling various roles and was appointed Debt Capital Markets Director in 2010. Prior to his tenure at HSBC, he was previously an Associate with L.E.K. Consulting. He holds a BA (Hons) History, First Class from the University of Bristol.
Assistant Treasurer, James Hardie Industries
With 16 years’ experience in treasury, Kevin is Assistant Treasurer with James Hardie – a world leader in manufacturing fibre cement siding and backerboard. Prior to joining James Hardie in 2009, Kevin worked as Treasury Manager for McInerney Holdings and in risk management at G.E. Capital Finance. He holds a M.A. in Economics from University College Cork, Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance from ACCA and AMCT Diploma in Treasury from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). Kevin is an IACT committee member.
Treasury Director, SAP
Dympna is a former tax director with PwC. In industry, she worked with Business Objects moving on acquisition to SAP. In 2010, Dympna moved to treasury to help establish an Irish subsidiary to allow SAP to do internal financing in US Dollars. Heavily involved in acquisition financing, the Irish entity has raised $2.65bn on the US private placement market.
The Accidental Rebel
Ireland’s most prolific adventurer, Pat was the first person in the world to complete the Seven Summits challenge, twice, by reaching the summit of Mount Everest from both the Tibetan & Nepalese sides. He has led over 150 high altitude climbs to the most inhospitable and inaccessible places on the planet. Skiing to the South Pole, traversing Greenland and leading the largest team across South Georgia, he has witnessed the ongoing destruction of the culture and traditions of over 32 indigenous tribes. His philosophy is that we are all ordinary; its what we do that makes us extraordinary.
Starting 15 years ago in anti-virus research, Patrick has had unique exposures to threats and hackers; and the evolution of their nefarious techniques. Now working for a cutting edge cyber security firm, Patrick brings his expertise and his experience to the forefront to protect customers from the, now ubiquitous, threats of hackers.
Treasury Manager, Keelings
Robert was Treasury Manager in Cartrawler before joining Keelings in 2016 and prior to that worked in a number of roles in Xerox’s European Treasury Centre. These roles in Xerox covered Accounting and Front Office (including three years as Manager with responsibility for Emerging Market Currency Risk Management). Apart from the current role with Keelings, Robert is currently serving on the committee of the IACT.
Group Treasurer, Constellium
With responsibility for Constellium’s Financial Risk Management, Cash Management, Corporate Finance, Credit Management and Insurance since 2012, Mark was previously Group Treasurer & Head of Structured Finance at Bombardier Transportation, Switzerland. He was Head of Financial Risk and Cash Services with Philips Electronics, Netherlands and was 9 years with Merrill Lynch in derivative structuring, building derivative models and commodity sales. Dr. Kirkland received his PhD in Stochastic Simulation and has a Mathematics honors degree.
Deputy Head of the Unit – Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
The Directorate-General for the Economic and Financial Affairs unit is responsible for the economic and policy surveillance of Ireland, Portugal and Denmark. Stefan has previously worked in the Commission‘s financial markets department and also at the German Central Bank. He holds a Masters degree in economics from Germany’s University of Hamburg.
Current Affairs Correspondent, RTE
A graduate LSE and UCD, George Lee has been an economist at the Central Bank, ESB, Riada Stockbrokers, the Sunday Business Post and at RTE where he was Economics Editor from 1995 until 2009 before becoming a TD for Dublin South. He returned to the broadcaster and is currently RTE’s Agriculture and Environment Correspondent.
Managing Director, Payments & Cash Management, Barclays Bank plc
Richard is responsible for driving the commercial performance of the Barclays product range globally to meet customer needs. He was previously Global Head of Product Management, Payments & Cash Management, at ABN AMRO with responsibility for European Cash Management development during the Euro launch. He started his career at HSBC where he played a leading role in the creation of their Payments Transmission Services Division.
Company Secretary & Head of Risk and Compliance, Dalata Hotel Group plc
Seán joined the recently publically listed Dalata Hotel Group in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer. His previous experience includes stints with leading Irish and international companies: Dunnes Stores, Roches Stores, Diageo, Aer Rianta International, Keelings and CLC World Resorts and Hotels. Seán is a Chartered Accountant and MBA graduate of the UCD Smurfit School of Business.
Head of Business Incubation, ESB Group
Colm is responsible for growing new start-up businesses in ESB’s Innovation directorate. ESB’s incubator is hosted in Dogpatch Labs in the IFSC – a community of Irish and International tech start-ups. An IACT past President, Colm recently worked in ESB treasury, with responsibility for managing ESB Group’s FX interest risk & energy trading risks.
Senior Treasury Manager, ICON plc
Lisa has over 16 years treasury experience in both the banking and corporate sectors. She joined ICON plc as Treasury Manager in 2008 which was a treasury start up role which has evolved over the years. Prior to joining ICON plc, Lisa spent 3 years in Johnson & Johnson European Treasury Centre, as Investment Analyst, responsible for investment portfolio management. She started out her treasury career in banking. Lisa has completed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams & holds a MSc in Investment & Treasury awarded by Dublin City University and is an IACT committee member.
Head of Group Office for Ireland, European Investment Bank
Cormac was previously Head of Divison for Infrastructure New Products and Special Transactions in EIB, with responsibility for new infrastructure product development including EIB’s subordinated/mezzanine debt activity. Having previously worked in financial services and corporate treasury in Luxembourg, the UK and Ireland, he joined EIB in 1994 from EDC – the national export credit agency of Canada. Cormac holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from Trinity Colelge Dublin and UCD.
Associate Editor, The Hill
The White House columnist at The Hill (a top US political newspaper and website in Washington, D.C.), Niall is a Belfast native who has lived in the United States since 2003. He has covered four presidential elections and is a frequent TV commentator. Niall is also the author of Redemption Song, an Irish bestseller about Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Global Market Strategist (Executive Director) J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Delivering research-driven global economy and markets insights to retail and institutional clients in UK and Europe, David is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, etc. Previously with MRB Partners, New York as senior macro strategist, he also held similar roles at Heitman Securities, London and United Nations Department for Economics and Social Affairs. David holds an M.Sc. in International Political Economy and a Ph.D. in Economics. He is an FRM and CMT Charter Holder.
Senior Manager Investment and Treasury, Johnson and Johnson European Treasury Company
Previously with Lifetime Assurance and Ulster Bank Investment Services, Lorcan was also formerly a Money Markets dealer with National Irish Bank before joining Johnson and Johnson’s Treasury function in 2000 as a Corporate Investment Management team analyst. He was promoted to Investments & Liquidity Manager in 2003 and Senior Manager in 2010. A regular Treasury events panelist, Lorcan is currently the IACT President and represents the IACT at the EACT.