Q1 London breakfast

Executive Breakfast Briefings

Date: 15 March 2018   
Time: 08.00 – 10.15am
Venue:  The Dorchester, London
Address: 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
Keynote speaker: Iain Mackay, Group Finance Director, HSBC
Theme: Adapting to a changing world
Event partner:Genpact

Adapting to a changing world

Shifting global economic powers, increased competition and regulation, coupled with the advances in digital technology have changed the way banks and corporates now operate. Iain Mackay will highlight how HSBC has transformed and simplified its operating model to adapt to the new banking landscape.

Keynote speaker:
Iain Mackay, Group Finance Director, HSBC

Iain Mackay was appointed as Group Finance Director of HSBC Holdings plc in December 2010. A chartered accountant, Mr Mackay joined HSBC in July 2007. He initially served as Chief Financial Officer of HSBC North America Holdings Inc, where he was instrumental in the restructuring of HSBC’s consumer finance business. From September 2009 until his appointment to the Board as Group Finance Director, Mr Mackay was Chief Financial Officer, Asia-Pacific, of HSBC Holdings plc. Before joining HSBC, Mr Mackay worked at General Electric in the US from 1996 to 2007. He joined GE as Controller of the Global Consumer Finance unit, which specialised in providing credit cards and personal loans. He then became Chief Financial Officer of GE Consumer Finance – Americas, then Chief Financial Officer of GE Healthcare – Global Diagnostic Imaging. From 1990 to 1996, Mr Mackay was with Schlumberger Dowell, working in the finance and audit divisions. He also held the roles of Regional Finance Director for Europe/Africa and for South-East Asia. During the early part of his career, Mr Mackay also worked for PriceWaterhouse in New York and Paris, as well as at Thomson McLintock, KMG in the UK. Mr Mackay is Chairman of the Audit and Risk committee and a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Heart Foundation. He holds an MA in Business Studies and Accounting from Aberdeen University in Scotland.

Venue: The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane. Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

This briefing takes place in the Crystal Suite, the entrance to which is located on the ground floor at the far end of the hotel’s promenade.
FDE has held numerous briefings in the Crystal Suite since 2006. Pictured right is Jeff van der Eems, the then CFO of United Biscuits, speaking in the Crystal Suite at the very first FDE breakfast briefing.

The Dorchester is located in London's exclusive Mayfair on Park Lane (between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner), just a two-minute walk from Hyde Park Corner underground station.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates attending FDE events are carefully chosen. They are made up of senior executives from some of the world's largest and most successful companies across Europe, typically CFOs and Finance Directors. FDE events are strictly invitation only and are limited in the number of delegate places.

Our Aim:

Since 1992 FDE magazine has delivered informative and authoritative coverage of the finance function, bringing you comment and analysis from the world's most powerful business leaders. The objective of FDE briefings is to gather a community of leading Finance Directors / CFOs at world class venues to gain valuable insight from distinguished speakers. Participants have the opportunity to meet, network and discuss relevant issues and trends at a 5 star venue.