Andy Friedman – CEO of PARN
Andy Friedman will provide delegates with an update on PARNs research into Promoting Professionalism as well as providing a unique insight into initiatives that various professional bodies are currently undertaking with the hope of promoting professionalism amongst their membership. In an interactive workshop delegates will have the chance to decide which initiatives work best and help draft other initiatives that the professional body sector can use to promote professionalism.
Peter Hinton - CEO of Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Peter Hinton will be chairing the conference.
Originally an archaeologist, he took on the first senior role in CIfA’s predecessor body back in the last century because he wished to help his discipline grow to be a true profession. He therefore has had a long interest in nurturing career structures, in self-regulation, and in encouraging experts to develop their ethical abilities and to commit to the maximum public benefit from their work through professional behaviour. This interest has recently led to his involvement with an initiative of seven professional associations to scope a collaborative campaign to promote registers of accredited heritage professionals to the client sector. It is also the reason why he is delighted to have been asked to chair a conference on promoting professionalism.
Anton Colella - Global CEO at Moore Stephens International
Anton will be discussing re-writing the job description of Professional Organisations.
Anton is Global CEO of Moore Stephens International. Prior to this he was CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and Chairman of the Global Accounting Alliance. He is also a Trustee of International Valuation Standards Council, Chairman of the Salvesen Mindroom Centre and a Visiting Professor of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde.
Paul Seath – Bates Wells Braithwaite
Paul is a partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite he will provide us with a unique insight into attitudes towards professionalism at Bates Wells Braithwaite particularly in relation to employee engagement.
Paul is a partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, a law firm and consultancy in the City. He is an employment and discrimination specialist, recommended by the Legal 500, which recognises his “excellent judgement”. In his role, Paul helps trade associations to navigate challenging and strategically important workplace issues, involving change programmes, discrimination, grievances, performance management, disciplinaries, dismissals, whistleblowing, restrictive covenant drafting and enforcement, TUPE and data protection. He is a regular speaker at PARN’s Regulation Special Interest Group. He is also the lead partner on graduate recruitment for the firm, working to hire and mentor the firm’s trainee solicitors.
Chris Blythe OBE FCMA - Chief Executive of Chartered Institute of Building
Chris will looking at how with the case for professionalism we need to go beyond qualifications and membership. The value of professional bodies can best be seen through the public benefit role. This translates to the perception of Members.
After becoming a Management Accountant Chris Blythe worked in a number of financial roles which included Dunlop, Birmid Qualcast, Mitel, W Canning, Corgi Toys and GKN.
In 1991 he joined the North & Mid Cheshire Training and Enterprise Council based in Warrington. He became Chief Executive in 1994. For more than 25 years he has been involved in vocational education and training, together with business development. Chris has been Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building since January 2000.
In the Queen's 2017 New Year’s Honours list Chris received an OBE for services to the 'Construction Industry and Government.'
Tina Russell - Professional Conduct Manager at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development
The world of work is shifting fast and the HR profession are at the centre of this change. Tina will introduce work at the CIPD to support Members make their greatest impact and thrive in a changing world of work.
Tina’s first 5 years at the CIPD were spent managing membership upgrading and CPD. This included developing, launching and implementing the Academic Membership route – which now has over 450 members.
For the last 5 years as Professional Conduct Manager, Tina has lead the implementation of the CIPD Code of Professional Conduct and supporting Procedures. Reviewing complaints of alleged breaches of the Code, managing investigations and conduct hearings Tina is also responsible for the management of over 60 volunteers. Identifying insights from complaints, Tina contributes to the development of the Institute’s standards balancing a range of stakeholder and public interest.
More recently Tina has been leading on work exploring ethics and how to support CIPD Members in practice.
Philippa Foster Back CBE, Hon LLD – Director at The Institute of Business Ethics
Philippa will talk about the role professional vales, and professionals in living those values play in business. There is a higher level of expectation that professionals will ‘Do the right thing’ which includes not only putting their clients first but speaking up when things are not right. Their ethics are in the spotlight.
Philippa runs the IBE delivering with the team UK and international advisory work, research and publications, training, and events, all with the purpose of raising awareness and sharing of best practice in business ethics, in line with the IBE’s charitable aims. She speaks widely on business ethics issues, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values.
In 2008 she was a member of the Woolf Committee looking at business practices at BAE Systems. She currently sits on the Stakeholder Panel Group of the Financial Reporting Council and is a member of the BEIS/FRC Coalition group looking at Corporate Governance in Large Unlisted Companies.
Claire Mason – Founder and CEO of Man Bites Dog
Man Bites Dog is a strategic ideas company. Claire specialises in working with professional and financial services organisations to turn their intangible expertise into competitive advantage. Claire will be speaking about The Professions as Visionaries. We are now living in interesting times. We have passed the tipping point where companies are more troubled by disruptive innovators than traditional competitors, the rate of organisational obsolescence is increasing, and the majority of leaders believe their organisations past may be brighter than its future. In an age where history, experience and tradition are no longer indicators of future success, what is the role of professionals as navigators of uncertainty and how can the professions pivot from preserving past tradition to shaping and leading our future?