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We've started our call out for speakers for our 2020 event. If you have a finance/procurement/supply chain or automation story to share, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'd love to hear from you.

Lubnah Alam - Head of Shared Services

lubnah alamWith extensive experience in internal controls, project management and implementing change management, Lubnah will bring her award winning processes to life for the PPN audience.

Prior to joining Murphy's, Lubnah was Director of Financial Services at The Guinness Partnership and Head of Accounting at TalkTalk.



Paul Bryanhill - Vice President of Financial Operations, NBC Universal
Paul BryanhillPaul's a qualified accountant and a former Head of Shared Services for Lloyd's Register. He has extensive experience in several blue chip companies, including director of control and compliance for Fujitsu, as well as some smaller organisations.

His enthusiastic and out going personality, means that he's able to communicate easily with people at all levels and he's experienced at managing both process and culture change through the business.



Geoff Parnell - Head of Transformation - Octavia Housing

Geoff parnellGeoff is experienced at leading strategic cross-cutting projects, organisation wide communication campaigns, business training and engagement, process re-design to create efficiencies, Procure to Pay (P2P) process, corporate reporting, change management, strategy development, and influencing senior managers.

An excellent communicator that excels at building and managing stakeholder relationships. Proficient at motivating and coaching service delivery teams to achieve targets and complete deadlines on-time and on-budget.


Philip King FCICM - Interim Small Business Commissioner

philip kingIn a career spanning 40 years, Philip has held senior credit management roles in the high-tech and communication sectors, in distribution and retail, including spells at Olivetti and Vodafone. He was appointed Director General of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) in 2005, and later Chief Executive, and was behind the Institute’s drive to become a Chartered body (the CICM) in 2015.

Through the CICM's hosting of the Prompt Payment Code for government, Philip worked closely with officials and ministers advising on policy and supporting the development of initiatives relating to late payment and business support.  



Nic Walden - Senior Director, The Hackett Group

nick walden

Nic is a Senior Advisor in The Hackett Group where he works continuously with senior executives of the world's leading companies to provide top quartile performance insights, research and networking. He has specific interests in effective sourcing, developing procurement's internal brand, digital technologies, and operating models. With a broad background in consulting and industry, he has spent 20 years working with senior executives to address and overcome challenges to transform procurement and finance organisations. Nic is a regular speaker at conference events in the UK and Europe and a regular contributor to online media



Patsy Christian - Accounts Payable Manager, Bourne Leisure Group

Patsy Christian Patsy is a results driven and resourceful leader with a proven ability to strengthen teams to maximise efficiency and performance. She has experience in leading and growing teams, first-rate people management, strategy design and implementation of processes particularly within Procure to Pay. She has a phenomenal track record of delivering change within challenging environments - large teams, high volume, multi-currency & ledgers with cultural challenges. With her excellent communication skills, she has the ability to establish sustainable relationships and collaborate effectively with customers, suppliers, colleagues and stakeholders of all levels. Experience working across a wide range of industries including Media, Logistics, Security, Pharmaceutical, Local Government and Leisure & Hospitality.


 Christopher Argent - Generation CFO

Chris ArgentChris used to manage finance teams, and now drives tried and tested transformation and change projects to finance and the wider business. This includes advising on new high value use cases, mobilising projects and assuring delivery. He has successfully created business change strategies and managed Finance, Business and IT/BI/Data projects. An experienced finance change project professional with extensive experience of finance in organisational and IT transition, senior user. He's a firm believer ensuring a consultative approach between Business/Finance/IT to deliver high value sustainable results.



register arrow newCarlton Hopper - European Leader, Blockchain, IBM

Carlton hopperCarlton is the European Leader for IBM's blockchain strategy, diving into new markets and responsible for exploring and expanding on blockchain opportunities across finance, procurement, logistics, supply chain and HR. Carlton has previous experience as a Director for Ernst & Young, Barclays Bank and Accenture. He's also now an enthusiastic and engaging speaker on the international stage on all topics relating to blockchain and where the new technology will take us.



* Speakers and presenters may be subject to change without prior notice.