You’re invited to our next FDs Forum: “The Future of Finance with David Stibbs

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the latest – our eighth – Finance Director event
Time: 7.45am-9.45am
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Location: Ashridge Business School in Berkhamsted.

“The Future of Finance” with David Stibbs


This is our 8th Finance Director event to be held at Ashridge Business School. We have always had a great turnout and we expect no different on this occasion. On review, one of the suggested topics was on the future of finance and how we will need to adjust, ensuring we keep up to speed with advancing technology and increasing demand for quicker reporting, results and added value. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce our guest speaker for this event as David Stibbs.

David Stibbs is a Finance Director who overseas Group Financial Control & Transformation for Britvic PLC, a FTSE 250 British producer of soft drinks based in Hemel Hempstead.

Over the last 10 years, David has grown a strong interest in the development of the Finance function, both from a technology and people capability perspective – in particular the realities of trying to embrace changing technologies, and how we and our teams need to change to make the most out of the opportunities they bring.

Starting at 7.45am on Thursday 23rd May 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.

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


MRK Associates: Established in 2011 as a regional finance recruitment consultancy, MRK has grown at 25% each year and offer a specialist career consultancy service across the Home Counties. Looking to deliver value to our 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 business. This is the latest in our series of events.

Our speaker’s bio:
David Stibbs: David joined Britvic 6 years ago after spending 5 years as an advisory at EY, working with companies on Finance process improvement, operating model change and integrations, and where he was lucky enough to work with big multi-nationals who were ahead of their time, as well as some small companies who were getting started on the journey.

A big part of joining Britvic was because of the opportunity to make improvements and own the outcomes rather than walk away as a consultant. He has now spent the last 3 years leading the Britvic Finance function through a transformation programme aimed at setting the right vision and structure, getting the right talent and ensuring best utilisation of systems (incl. running pilot RPA projects). He’s now working on their 2025 Finance strategy and how they can build on this platform to become a leading finance function, considering what should the role of Finance be when they have better management and use of data, analytics capability, and automation of our process and controls.

We 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 towards the end of the year so we can ensure the speakers are as relevant as possible.


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