Invite to Finance Director event at Ashridge Business School – Tuesday 24th April – GDPR “Readiness for 25th May and Beyond”

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the latest Finance Director event in our series being held at 7.45am-9.45am on Tuesday 24th April at Ashridge Business School in Berkhamsted.

“GDPR Readiness for 25th May and Beyond”.

We appreciate this date is close to the deadline for GDPR so we will be assuming attendees understand the legislation already and we will look to focus on potential problem areas and the biggest challenges of GDPR for SME companies. We will make the event as interactive as possible to discuss any issues that companies are facing or worried may materialise over the next few weeks before we hit the deadline.

Our two speakers, Lindsey Healy – Partner at Ownet and Cathy Hindes – Owner of Slipstream HR Services have both been providing consultancy services to numerous clients on GDPR over the last few months although from different backgrounds – Lindsay the legal professional and Cathy the HR sector.  They will offer our attendees different views and challenges they have seen within GDPR and some thoughts to overcome them.

Starting at 7.45am on Tuesday 13th April at Ashridge Business School, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NS.

The event will be a full English breakfast or Danish and croissants (your choice on the day) consisting of 30 minutes initial networking before the talks.

The talks will look at GDPR from two angles – a legal business standpoint and an HR internal employee view. Lindsay will look at some key broader business issues, e.g. Reducing the burden of rights requests, Controller/Processor relationships etc, what should have been done by 25th May and some of the challenges to implement them. Cathy will focus on key employee issues, e.g. Policies – where your “privacy statements” will be needed in employee documentation, When employee consent is required, What is categorised as Sensitive Data etc.

Please be aware that numbers are limited to 40 so please don’t delay on booking your place as we believe spaces will go quickly.

MRK Associates, a regional finance recruitment consultancy look to deliver value to their clients not just through our high calibre service levels but also through offering value add information on technical, economic, industry and staffing issues that may affect your position and your business. This is the latest in our series of events.

Our speakers’ bios: 

Lindsay Healy – extensive experience gained at top City and global law firms over the last 20 years, advising clients on commercial contracts and privacy law.  He has recently led several large City institutions through the GDRP process, taking them on the journey from initial GDPR Readiness Assessments, to GAP analysis and to full compliance.  As well as advising on legal and compliance obligations under the GDPR, he also provides guidance based on current data protection market practices relating to issues such as technology capability, ISO27001 and best practice for implementation and delivery of the GDPR into organisations.

Cathy Hindes – a Chartered FCIPD member with an HR career working for companies such as Sainsburys, Britannia Airways and Thomsonfly (Thomson Group now known as TUI). She worked in the UK as well as Australia, Germany and Sweden in positions working strategically at Board Level including the merger due-diligence with Deloitte for the merger between First Choice and Thomson. Her experiences have covered Recruitment, Management Training & Development, Union Agreements, Organisational Design, TUPE and Employee Engagement. Currently Slipstream HR Services works with SMEs throughout the south of England in a number of markets from Retail, Technology, Fresh Produce, Insurance, Print and Sustainability.

I truly hope you will join us on the morning as these have proven to be informative and enjoyable events. We would also like to know what subject matter you may be interested in at the next event in the after the Summer so we can ensure the speakers are as relevant as possible.

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