Finance for the Future conference outputs now online

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 1:41pm

On the 16 October the Finance Skills Development Group held the third conference for finance trainees, Finance for the Future 2018

The event brought together individuals working in publicly funded organisations across Wales who are studying towards a finance related qualification.

This year’s event built on previous years’ highly successful conferences in exploring the changes and challenges, which are likely to have an impact on finance professionals over the course of their careers, and were delivered by leading finance professionals in the field.

Conference presentations

  1. Driving value; working together [PDF 1.69MB opens in new window] – Lynne Hamilton, Director of Finance, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Dr Mark Ramsey, Medical Director, Morriston Hospital Delivery Unit and Navjot Kalra, Programme Manager – Value Based Procurement, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  2. The burning platform [PDF 351KB opens in new window] – Mark Jeffs, Audit Manager, Wales Audit Office
  3. Governance – monsters and trolls [PDF 216KB opens in new window] – David Richards, Director of Governance, Welsh Government
  4. Fighting Fraud in your NHS [PDF 1.34MB opens in new window] – Graham Dainty, Manager – Counter Fraud Services, NHS Counter Fraud
  5. The future of local government [PDF 1.78MB opens in new window] – Jon Rae, Director of Resources, WLGA
  6. Managing your career and getting the most from your professional institute [PDF 3.91MB opens in new window] – Nicola Campbell, Head of Professional Education, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA); Frank Garvey, Regional Business Development Manager, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Winston Jacob, Senior Business Development Manager, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Edward Goodeve-Docker, Manager, Employer Relations - UK - Management Accounting, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  7. Alumni panel: qualified, what next? [PDF 660KB opens in new window] – Katie Adams, Management Accountant – Newsgathering, Current Affairs, Mobile and Online and Channels, BBC, Caitlin Smith, Team Leader, Wales Audit Office, and Tom Bowring, Operational Manager – Policy and Performance, Vale of Glamorgan Council


View and share the photos captured from the day on our Facebook page [opens in new window].


Watch the Auditor General for Wales' speech and the speech delivered by Nick Ramsay AM, Chair of the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee.

The Finance Skills Development Group comprises of representatives from publicly funded bodies across Wales covering the following sectors:

  • NHS Wales
  • local government
  • national parks
  • police, fire and rescue
  • Welsh government, Welsh Government sponsored bodies and other devolved central government bodies
  • non-devolved central government bodies operating in Wales
  • higher and further education sectors, and
  • the Wales Audit Office.