TheCityUK and Financial Services Skills Commission Future Skills Conference 2024

Conference

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On Tuesday 5 March we held our inaugural Future Skills Conference in partnership with Financial Services Skills Commission and sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, Yorkshire Building Society, Capital One and Phoenix Group.

The event was a great success with a packed room of attendees hearing insightful keynotes from Emily Shepperd, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Authorisations, Financial Conduct Authority and Professor Baroness Alison Wolf CBE, along with lively panel discussions.

The event brought 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 the keynote speeches and panel sessions, the conference covered 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.

Keynote speeches:

Emily Shepperd

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Authorisations, Financial Conduct Authority

Professor Baroness Alison Wolf CBE

Bruce Carnegie-Brown

Leadership Council Chair, TheCityUK

Mark Hoban

Chair, Financial Services Skills Commission

Claire Tunley

Chief Executive, Financial Services Skills Commission

Panel sessions:

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

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

Boosting skills development across our UK regions and nations

  • Sandra Wallace CBE, Joint Managing Director, UK and Europe, DLA Piper and TheCityUK Chair in the Midlands (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

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

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