Risk Conference 2018

Financial sustainability Fraud Governance, regulation and compliance Risk

Wednesday 12 December 2018

JLT Employee Benefits
The St Botolph Building
138 Houndsditch
London EC3A 7AW

CFG is pleased to announce our Risk Conference for 2018. The programme brings together a line-up of expert speakers who will explore the key risks facing the sector at the moment and the tools and knowledge to manage these risks.

Sessions will focus on:

  • Key strategic risks facing charities
  • Funding
  • Cyber security
  • Service delivery
  • Governance

Our speakers will also offer advice on how to identify risks, what tools you can use, and how to manage a crisis and report when something does go wrong.

 

 
Speakers

Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

Asif Sarwar, Chief Operating Officer, HelpAge International

Alyson Pepperill, Institute of Risk Management

Rachel Barker, Charity Account Manager, D E Ford

Jonathan Orchard, Partner, Sayer Vincent

Naziar Hashemi, Partner - National Head of Non Profits, Crowe UK

Richard Evans, Partner, Crowe UK

Amanda Wade, Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, CARE International UK

Mark Salway, Director of Sustainable Finance, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School

Jonathan Cox, Finance Director, Bloodwise

Programme
09.15

Registration and refreshments

10.00

Chair's welcome and introduction

10.05

Opening plenary: Risks facing the sector

Charities continue to be challenged by a wide range of risks that can affect all areas of their organisations. This session will explore the main risks charities have faced in 2018 and look to what the next year might hold.

Alyson Pepperill, Institute of Risk Management

10.45

Move between sessions

10.50

1A: Funding and sustainability

How do you keep money coming in? This session will look at funding risks and how charities can diversify their income streams.

Discussion

This session will end with a chance for attendees to discuss what they have just heard, share their own experiences and listen to the advice of their peers.

Mark Salway, Director of Sustainable Finance, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School

10.50

1B: Identifying risks and resources

The first step towards managing risks is identifying the risks your charity faces. This session will explore frameworks for identifying risks, how to assess and score their risks and then allocate the resources you may need to combat them.

Naziar Hashemi, Partner - National Head of Non Profits & Richard Evans, Partner, Crowe UK

11.35

Break for refreshments

12.00

2A: Cyber security and fraud

Cyber security and fraud is an ever changing area of risk for charities. This session will talk about what the current risks are, give some examples of cyber and fraud attacks, and conclude with how a charity can mitigate against this risk.

Rachel Barker, Charity Account Manager, D E Ford

12.00

2B: Gaining assurance on risk management

How does a Board get confidence that risks are being well managed in practice? This session will consider how to get a broader understanding of the assurance picture - including the potential role for internal audit.

Discussion

The session will end with a chance for attendees to discuss what they have just heard, share their own experiences and listen to the advice of their peers.

Jonathan Orchard, Partner, Sayer Vincent

12.45

Move between sessions

12.50

Lunchtime plenary: Importance of financial planning and sustainability in the context of risk management

When thinking about a new venture or expansion of current activities, financial data will help you make good decisions and ensure the project is sustainable. This session will explore this, looking at how to understand your cost structure, break even analysis and the break point and how this fits with your charity's risk management.

Jonathan Cox, Finance Director, Bloodwise

13.20

Lunch

14.00

3A: Service delivery

This session will discuss the risk of service delivery in a changing environment. Looking at how to sustain funding with service delivery contracts, managing working capital and regulatory changes, such as GDPR and ISO27001, that may impact service delivery.

Discussion

This session will end with a chance for attendees to discuss what they have just heard, share their own experiences and listen to the advice of their peers.

14.00

3B: Crisis management and contingency planning

Once a crisis has taken place what should you do? This session will offer tips for creating a crisis management plan and business continuity planning, and how to evaluate your crisis management plan once it is in place.

14.45

Break for refreshments

15.00

4A: Engaging the Board - getting your trustees to take risks

How do you get your board to take risks? This session will look at how to engage the board in risk management and get them to think differently about taking risks.

Amanda Wade, Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, CARE International UK

15.00

4B: Risk reporting and safeguarding

Reporting your risks is just as important as trying to prevent them. This session will explain risk reporting systems and risk performance indicators, as well as safeguarding strategies and policies.

Discussion

The session will end with a chance for attendees to discuss what they have just heard, share their own experiences and listen to the advice of their peers.

Asif Sarwar, Chief Operating Officer, HelpAge International

15.45

Move to closing plenary

15.50

CFG's Risk Framework

This closing session will explore the new way CFG looks at risk and how this fed into our risk strategy.

Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

16.25

Chair's close

16.30

End of conference

Prices
Charities - Members - Early Bird Rate£99.00
Charities - Non-members£152.00
Corporate - Members£249.00
Corporate - Non-members£429.00
Individual - Members - Early Bird Rate£99.00
SPORTA - Members - Early Bird Rate£99.00
SPORTA - Non-members£119.00
SPORTA - Non-members - Early Bird Rate£99.00
All Prices Inc. VAT

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