TheCityUK and Financial Services Skills Commission Future Skills Conference 2024


05 March 2024
09:00 - 14:00 GMT
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‘Future Skills Conference 2024’ is a new event from TheCityUK and Financial Services Skills Commission focused on the talent challenges and opportunities facing UK-based financial and related professional services.

The event will bring together senior practitioners from across financial and related professional services, regulators and policymakers to discuss how to ensure the industry has the skills it needs for the future and continue to drive growth and prosperity across the country.

Through a series of keynote speeches and panel sessions, the conference will cover topics such investing in workplace skills to fill skills gaps and boost productivity, the critical role of skills and talent in driving innovation and growth, and how the UK can remain an attractive hub for domestic and global talent.





Claire Tunley, Chief Executive, Financial Services Skills Commission


Keynote address
Emily Shepperd, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Authorisations, Financial Conduct Authority


Chair address
Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Leadership Council Chair, TheCityUK


Panel session: Investing in skills to unlock productivity – the new Boardroom priority

  • Keith Bottomley, Deputy Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation (Chair)
  • Susan Allen, CEO, Yorkshire Building Society
  • Sharon Doherty, Chief People and Places Officer, Lloyds Banking Group
  • James Roe, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Amelia Sykes, Director of Strategy and Business Management, M&G PLC, and member of TheCityUK Next Generation Leadership Council


In Conversation with Lloyds Banking Group: A Reskilling Journey

  • Tracy Vegro OBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chair)
  • Sharon Doherty, Chief People and Places Officer, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Reena Rani, Software Developer, Lloyds Banking Group


Refreshment break


Panel session: Talent for the future, driving innovation and maintaining competitiveness

  • David Wighton, Columnist, Dow Jones and Contributor, The Times (Chair)
  • Anna Anthony, Managing Partner, Financial Services, EY UK 
  • Nishma Gosrani OBE, Financial Services Partner, Bain & Co, and member of TheCityUK Next Generation Leadership Council
  • Alasdair Haynes, Founder & CEO, Aquis Exchange
  • Dan Kellett, Chief Data Officer, Capital One UK


Chair address
Mark Hoban, Chair, Financial Services Skills Commission


Panel session: Boosting skills development across our UK regions and nations

  • Sandra Wallace CBE, TheCityUK Chair in the Midlands, and Joint Managing Director, UK and Europe, DLA Piper (Chair)
  • Pat Brennan-Barrett OBE, CEO and Principal, Northampton College
  • John Heaps, Chair, Yorkshire Building Society
  • Tamar Hughes, Talent, Development and Inclusion Director, Phoenix Group
  • Fraser Wilson, Regional Leader for Financial Services, PwC


Keynote speech
Professor Baroness Alison Wolf CBE


Closing remarks
Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK


Networking lunch

Agenda subject to change.

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etc.venues Monument, 8 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1AE

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