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PROGRAMME

MALG Conference 2021: Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion – outline programme

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 Exhibition areaBurdett TheatreEdwards RoomMaxwell Room
09.00 - 10.00Registration, coffee, and exhibition
10.00 - 10.05Welcome and intro from MALG CEO Bob Winnington
10.05 - 10.25Regulatory keynoteSheldon Mills, Executive Director (Consumers & Competition), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
10.25 - 10.40Advice sector keynote - Making the most of money and pensions in the wake of Covid-19Caroline Siarkiewicz, CEO, Money & Pensions Service
10.40 - 10.55BREAKING NEWS

Cycle of exclusion update:
Vanessa Whale, Financial Inclusion and Vulnerability Manager, HSBC

Other speaker/topic tba
10.55 - 11.00Mental health and wellbeing intro - what to expect from the drop-in sessions

Lisa Michaels, Certified Intuitive Life & Business Coach

Sarah Murphy, Associate Director for Advice, Information & Training, Rethink Mental Illness and Mental Health UK
11.00 - 11.30Networking break
11.30 - 12.30Breakout 1a: Grants vs loans - Social policy and commercial viability

Carl Packman, Head of Corporate Engagement, Fair by Design

Jason Wassell, Chief Executive, Consumer Credit Trade Association
Breakout 1b: Supporting vulnerable clients within a digital landscape

Kate Morris, Digital Accessibility & Outcome Manager, Deloitte LLP

Mike Ellicock, Founder, Plain Numbers
Mental health and wellbeing drop-in

Lisa Michaels, Certified Intuitive Life & Business Coach

Sarah Murphy, Associate Director for Advice, Information & Training, Rethink Mental Illness and Mental Health UK
12.30 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.40The Big Economic Debate: Future of problem debt

Chair: Craig Simmons, Head of Debt & Credit Policy, Money & Pensions Service

Panellists:

Chris Leslie, Chief Executive, Credit Services Association

Christian Drew, Debt Strategy Policy Adviser, HMRC

Charlotte Acutt, Head of Income Operations Manager, Southwark & IRRV Council Member

Daniella Weduwer, Policy Manager, Energy UK
14.30 - 15.30Breakout 2a: Use of non-inclusive language in tech and cybersecurity

Oge Udensi, Principal - Cyber Security, UK Finance

Beatriz Garrachon, Product Owner, Financial Wellness Group


Other speakers tba
Breakout 2b: Debt options across the nations

Richard Dennis, Chief Executive, The Accountant in Bankruptcy and Agency

Paul Nieve and Stephanie Smith, Welsh Government (joining virtually) 

Anne Marie O'Kane, Northern Irish Department for Communities (joining virtually) 

Peter Tutton, Head of Policy Research and Public Affairs, StepChange Debt Charity
Mental health and wellbeing drop-in

Lisa Michaels, Certified Intuitive Life & Business Coach

Sarah Murphy, Associate Director for Advice, Information & Training, Rethink Mental Illness and Mental Health UK
15.30 - 15.50Networking break
15.50 - 16.20Building a more sustainable debt advice sector

Chair: Liz Barclay, UK Small Business Commissioner

Panellists: Mark Esho MBA, multi award-winning entrepreneur, Director, Easy Internet Services


Other panellists tba
16.20 - 16.30Closing remarks from MALG Chair Paul Smee
16.30.Close