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Agenda - Online, Webinar

09:00 - 09:05

Introduction to virtual FRO 2021

09:05 - 09:20


Gavin Esler, Conference Moderator
Alan Millings, Global Capital Markets Leader, EY

Gavin EslerAlan Millings
09:20 - 09:50

Opening remarks

Hywel Ball, UK&I Regional Managing Partner and UK Chair, EY

09:50 - 10:30

Plenary - Corporate Reform

Lord Callanan, Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility

Discussion of the Government’s consultation paper Restoring Trust in Audit & Corporate Governance, which marks a significant step towards a stronger UK corporate governance and audit ecosystem. Its proposals have the potential to ensure the UK remains an attractive and competitive place to do business, helping to create the stable and well-regulated environment which long-term investors seek.

Lord Callanan
10:30 - 11:15

Breakout 1


Economic Outlook

Peter Arnold, UK Chief Economist, EY

Peter Arnold

Putting the UK Government’s reform into practice - practical implications for boards

Jessica Fries, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)
Mark Manning, FCA
Russell Picot, Universities Superannuation Scheme
Julie Carlyle, EY
Loree Gorley, EY

Julie CarlyleJessica FriesLoree GourleyMark ManningRussell Picot

Mental resilience and adapting to the workplace of the future

Christine Armstrong, Researcher and author

Christine Armstrong

International tax reform

James Taylor, EY

James Taylor
11:15 - 11:25


11:25 - 12:10

Breakout 2


UK Corporate Reform: what will my internal controls compliance journey look like?

Dan Feather, EY

Dan Feather

US financial reporting developments

Steven C. Jacobs, EY
Adam Dufour, EY

Adam DufourSteven C. Jacobs
Maria KepaMala Shah-Coulon

Seven Deadly Sins of Transactions: the UK disputes landscape

Maggie Stilwell, EY

Maggie Stilwell
12:10 - 12:50

Plenary - Social mobility: does class still matter?

Trevor Phillips OBE, Broadcaster and Campaigner
David Lammy, Campaigner and Shadow Lord Chancellor

In a world of increasing inequality, helping to improve social mobility is hugely important. (UK having the poorest rate in the developed world). Our speakers discuss how everyone, irrespective of their background, should be able to achieve their full potential.

David LammyTrevor Phillips OBE
12:50 - 13:00

Closing remarks



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