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Great British Workforce Revolution 


 Wednesday 3 June 0900-1700  at no 2 Royal Mint Court, Towr Hill, London ED3N 4DN

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Come and Join us at The Great British Workforce Revolution
This full day conference will cover all you need to know as an Independent Director, from where to find work and how to market yourself in this new social media world to adapting your skills to suit new roles/trustee positions and becoming an 'Investor Director'.
With over one hundred Interim managers, Directors, NEDs & value-added business angels in attendance alongside other key influencers in the senior executive market - it will be THE event to attend this year if you are looking for new senior roles, or looking to enhance your current independent position, or just interested in the changing dynamic of the Independent Executive recruitment landscape!

Uncover: The secrets of doing business with the Self Drive workers who own and run the UK growth business economy
Meet: Serial entrepreneurs, portfolio directors, NEDs and value added business angels looking for the next challenge 
 Get the inside edge: On what clients really want from your business and the issues that matter to them
Network: With 200 HNWIs and senior executives with a wealth of knowledge and experience who make the buying decisions in your target client companies
Learn: About the wider industry and how to adapt your services to those with a portfolio lifestyle
Earn: 5 CPD points

Russam GMS are holding some exclusive "Intelligence Sharing" sessions from 5:45pm to 6:15pm. Here, in separate interactive sessions, each led by a different Russam GMS Principal and each limited to 20 Independents, you can discuss anything and everything – all about making a living as an Interim or Independent – negatives and positives – and all, no doubt, of value in sharing with all in the Group. When booking, make sure you let us know whose group you’d like to be in - Charles Russam, Jason Atkinson, Ian Joseph, Peter Dunkerley – or nominate someone else if you wish!


Ros Altmann

Ros Altmann is an independent expert on later life issues – particularly with respect to pensions policy, investment, savings, annuities, retirement and social care funding. She has recently been awarded a CBE for services to pensioners and pension provision and was appointed as the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers. 
She is an economist by training and worked in fund management in the City for many years, as well as advising Governments, regulators, industry bodies, corporates, financial firms, trustees and consumer groups on all areas of pensions, from state pension policy, to private pension developments and investment management of pension funds.  From 2010 to 2013 she was Director-General of over 50s’ specialist Saga Group and she now Chairs the Lord Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Board. 
She has devoted much of her career to highlighting financial injustice, helping ordinary members of the public pro bono and explaining complex financial or economic issues for the layperson. 
She is a frequent media commentator on pension issues and regularly writes articles and speaks at conferences on pension reform.  She is well-known as an independent voice who understands both customer and provider viewpoints. She has won numerous industry and media awards, and is one of the UKs top 50 Most Influential People in Pensions in 2015 according to Pensions Insight as well as one of the UKs top 20 Economists to follow on social media according to CityAM.
 Ros has a first class honours degree in Economics from University College London, a Ph.D. degree in Economics from London School of Economics and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate from University of Westminster.  She is a Governor of LSE, having also Chaired its Investment Committee for many years. 

Jason Atkinson

Jason joined Russam GMS in 2005. After a degree in accounting Jason became a fashion buyer for the Neiman Marcus Group based in Dallas, Texas. He then returned to the UK and completed an MBA from the University of Oxford and embarked on a career in the Financial Services Sector. Through this period he spent ten years working for various insurance and banking institutions at director level including the Pearl Group, Interactive Investor and AMP; also completing several interim management assignments. He then commenced his third career with Russam GMS. His expertise covers Financial Services, Media & Telecoms, Marketing & Communications, and Board/General Management level placements. Jason is a founding member of the Financial Promotions Action Group, and is involved in a number of other industry bodies and associations. Away from work he stays fit by teaching his three young boys how to hit a cricket ball and is actively involved in several charities including the MS Society and SportsAid.

Ian Joseph

Prior to joining Russam GMS Ian was a headhunter for one of the UK’s leading search firms where he worked on a range of high profile executive and non-executive roles including the Chief Executives of the RSPCA and National Autistic Society. Before this, he was Chief Executive of a charity which specialised in the fields of homelessness, addiction, mentoring and international development. He is a founding board member and Chief Executive of Trustees Unlimited (a joint venture with Bates Wells Braithwaite, Russam GMS and NCVO) and a founding trustee of Cyclopark, an Olympic legacy project and Europe’s largest multi-event cycling facility. He holds a Masters degree in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School as well as the Certificate in Fundraising Practice, from his time in the sector. Ian is a Fellow of the RSA.

9.30am Introductions from Chair of the Day: MODWENNA REES-MOGG
9.40am Welcome from Headline Sponsor: STEVE GILROY, CEO of Vistage
9.50am Keynote SpeakerROS ALTMANN
10.05am Special Debate 1: The next 20 years - your time, your opportunity
How are you going to maximise your opportunities in the next two decades?  In this vital debate you will learn from the experts how to make the most money and get the highest levels of satisfaction from your work and why a plural or portfolio career can be the best way to both earn and build wealth.
11.15am We need you! – 5 minute presentations from SME’s looking to hire senior level expertise
11.35am Special engagement session with VISTAGE
12.25am Special Debate 2: Cracking Venture Capital
With some of the best opportunities for experienced executives coming from the Venture Capital community, in this debate we will discuss everything from becoming a candidate that VCs or their portfolio companies want to hire, through to how to raise funding for a business you are working in.
2.10pm Introductions from Chair of the Day
2.15pm Keynote Speaker
2.35pm Special Debate 3: Board not bored - where the best executive and non executive opportunities will be found for high flyers
Experts from leading head hunters will share with you the tips and techniques you should be using to guarantee yourself a successful board level career. There will be a special focus on issues such as quoted vs unquoted board positions and the role a Charity Trusteeship will play in your portfolio.
3.15pm Interview
3.50pm Audience Discussion: What's wrong with my CV?
In the past your CV counted for everything, but in today’s rapidly changing world where references may not be taken up (after all you have been checked out on LinkedIn(!)) this interactive session will discuss how you position yourself so that you can maximise your earning potential through having the right attitude, degree of enthusiasm and level of commitment to your future employer.
4.10pm Special Debate 4: £2,000 Tuesdays; £5,000 Fridays
Experts from the world of investment will explain how to generate an income of between £2,000 and £5,000 a day to replace the money you would otherwise have earned from working.
4.50pm Special Debate 5: Twitter, Tinder, or Telephone
Experts from the world of social media will be discussing everything from the impact of new technology solutions on winning roles to the social niceties of whether you should Tweet or Telephone your next target.
5.30pm Closing Keynote Speaker
6.00pm CLOSE



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