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Our friends at IFOL will also be there to discuss any training requirements you may have.
Charlie McMurdie served as Scotland Yard’s Head of Economic and Cyber Crime and led the Police Central ecrime Unit and the National ecrime Programmes. She was the country’s top law enforcement officer in the fast moving, complex international world of hacking, cyber-crime and online fraud before becoming the Senior Cyber Crime Advisor at PwC.
After a career which took in anti-terrorism, covert policing and work on murder, specialist vehicle theft and fraud divisions, Charlie spearheaded the Metropolitan Police’s attempt to prevent and detect cyber-crime. She fought battles with complacent and sceptical colleagues, officials and government and established one of the leading agencies in its field in the world.
Charlie addresses the urgent, vital need for appropriate cybersecurity measures, both physical, human and digital, in the form of back-ups, off-site servers, policy, training, software and hardware. She examines the strategic nature of the precautions required now and in the future, and gives examples of what has happened in the past. Covering hackers attacking governments, banks and retailers organized criminals gaining customer payment details via fake websites, teenagers stealing unreleased music, Charlie highlights that every organization is vulnerable because every organization has something people can use for illegals means. She reveals the reality (and the myths) of the threat as well as the financial, legal and reputational implications.
As well as cyber-crime, Charlies’s extensive experience in policing working in counter terrorism and more conventional areas give her an understanding of strategic and technical operations, risk and deployment. As well as running her own security consultancy she is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Warwick’s cyber security centre.
Head of Fraud and Forensics @PKF GM (Former Head of Fraud, TFL)
Robert Brooker is Head of Fraud and Forensics within PKF GM and formerly Head of Fraud at Transport for London. He is an accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, Financial Investigation and Wicklander – Zulawski Non-Confrontational Interview Technique trained. Robert has led disciplinary and criminal investigations, concerning Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, security breaches, cybercrime, intellectual property and procurement allegations.
He has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sector within fraud, bribery and corruption, in addition to Fraud Risk Management for over 20 years. Robert is also Chair of the London Fraud Forum, a public/private partnership dedicated to best practice in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, bribery and corruption. As well as being a founding member of United Kingdom Identify Fraud Advisory a social enterprise assisting victims of identity fraud.
David is the driving force behind FISCAL’s commitment to delivering solutions that provide customers with real value and a great return on investment. He has 25 years’ experience in growing technology organisations and has spent the last 15 years working with hundreds of Accounts Payable and Shared Service Centres to help protect their corporate spend.
David’s vision and leadership have been crucial in focusing FISCAL as a leading brand in the Procure-to-Pay function. Under his helm, the business has grown 50-fold in revenues across North America and Europe.
Prior to joining FISCAL, David was Head of European Marketing for Bottomline Technologies, and Commercial Director for European Internet Technologies, a supplier of e-business solutions. David holds an MBA and Honours Degree in Business and Accounting.
Lesley is FISCAL’s Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer & CISO who underpins the operational integrity of the business from its people to infrastructure.
She is a highly experienced executive operating at board level, and ensures the effective execution of FISCAL’s strategic and operational objectives. She provides hands-on direction to ensure the company’s operations directly support business growth, and that its infrastructure can scale efficiently and securely.
At the heart of her role she spearheads the organisation’s award-winning People and Culture by delivering strategic direction and support.
David joined FISCAL in August 2020, having spent more than 20 years in customer facing leadership roles in the technology industry. As Chief Customer Officer, David is focused on driving an exceptional Customer Experience across our Customer family and ensuring that the Customer is at the heart of everything we do at Fiscal.
Operationally, David leads our Customer Success, Education and Consultancy, and Project Delivery teams, ensuring we ‘Deliver the Wow’ throughout the customer journey.
All his career has been spent learning and developing in Customer led functions across multiple disciplines and industries. David brings a commercially focused desire to deliver an outstanding customer experience. All of David’s leadership experience has come in growth environments during his time as Customer Services and Operations Director at Bottomline Technologies, and latterly as Group Operations Director – Telematics for Radius Payment Solutions.
Finance Manager, Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd
Nish has worked for Specsavers for 5 years. Starting his career over 17 years ago he has a wealth of experience in Finance across many sectors. He looks forward to sharing his wide knowledge and insights with fellow peers.
Finance Operations Manager, British Heart Foundation
Nandini Balakumar is a Finance Operations Manager with 29 years of experience at the British Heart Foundation. With the first 20 years of her career solely in the retail industry, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in managing complex finance operations. Her leadership responsibilities include overseeing a large team that primarily comprises the accounts payable, new goods and property costs team.
Nandini has achieved some noteworthy accomplishments, including renewing energy contracts during the height of the energy crisis and securing a saving of £1.25m by enhancing contract management practices. Under her leadership, the British Heart Foundation is in the top 5%* of the charity world for payments to suppliers and has implemented anti-fraud measures to keep ahead of the game. Her continuous focus on improving processes is reflected in everything she does. She is currently leading several initiatives like smart metering roll-out to ensure accuracy in billing, removing non-consuming meters, load confirmation of payee to reduce manual check, and revising the management information pack to incorporate new flex contracts.
With a talent for mentoring and coaching, Nandini enjoys adding value by helping team members reach their goals and potential. Her quirky fact is that she aspires to qualify as a coach with the ICF by September 2023. Her goals for 2024 is to find ways to reduce costs, make process improvements to gain efficiencies, and learn something new every day.* Latest statistics available
Ellen has managed, driven and directed PPN since 2008 and is passionate about creating a platform that offers the community a space to learn, network and develop.
PPN offers best practice advice, conducts market research, industry news, jobs, the annual P2P Summit, roundtable events, webinars and P2P Live! The Network also offers technology partners a chance to connect with new channels and enjoy being a part of a real P2P community. Ellen is creative in bringing together leaders across Finance, P2P, AP and Procurement – elevating careers, passionate about people, processes that work and technology that does what it says it will.
Managing Director – NHS NEP Shared System Group
Christine is Managing Director and has headed up the NEP NHS ERP Finance & Procurement Solution, NEP Cloud, for over 20 years. Being part of the NHS, she understands the challenges and demands the NHS have upon them. Christine has worked both in private and public sector organisations throughout her career, and can empower innovation, support, and deliver value, which is at the heart of what NEP is about. Being the only True Cloud ERP solution in the NHS today, using the technologies the NHS requires to succeed across back- office and support services, we enable our NHS colleagues to expand on the opportunities available to them. This allows those efficiencies by maximising the use of our partnerships and technologies to place the savings and benefits back into front line care. Christine fully embraces the need for professional partnerships, shared experiences that benefits not only the opportunities to our NHS colleagues, but our NHS.
Treasury Control Manager of Mitchells & Butlers PLC
A qualified Accountant and Treasurer with over 28 years of experience in the Hospitality and Brewing industry. I am now responsible for all of the cash flows and payments systems for the Mitchells & Butlers Group as well as gift cards, loyalty schemes and debt instruments. Identifying and combatting fraud across the Group is a constant challenge for the team.