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UK-based finance directors seminars
Mango's exclusive seminar series for UK-based Finance Directors of larger INGOs.
The seminars provide Finance Directors with a supportive and private peer group to discuss practical management issues.
Presentations are typically given by the Finance Directors themselves based on their own learning and emerging good practice. Finance Directors consistently say how much they value this frank, confidential and structured space to reflect and explore what does and doesn't work.
How the Group Works
The seminars are convened, planned and facilitated by Siham Bortcosh, an experienced Mango Associate, working closely with Mango's Director, Tim Boyes-Watson. The topics are chosen annually based on the priorities agreed by the participants.
The seminars benefit from the regular attendance of development expert Tina Wallace (Oxford University), with rotating attendance from others who are invited to give presentations on specific topics. For example, in previous sessions we have enjoyed the following contributions:
- Dee Jupp's presentation on her leading edge work in analysing qualitative data collected by project beneficiaries in a way that can lead to quantitative measurement of programme effectiveness
- A talk on the post MDG world from Anna Feuchtwang, then member of the Bond Beyond 2015 working group
- Insight into the RSPB's Balanced Scorecard approach from Rob George, head of corporate services at the RSPB.
We are very grateful to KPMG for providing their excellent meeting facilities for these important seminars.
2016/17 seminar dates & topics
|6 June||Funding, finance and resource allocation: the strategic framework|
|8 September||Improving the financial management and commercial skills of the rest of the organisation|
|19 December||Bidding for and delivering large scale complex contracts|
|Spring 2017||Organisational performance management and INGO systems: developments and approaches|
Reports and Presentations
Reports and presentations from past seminars will be available through our website shortly. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Joining the Group
Contact Tim Boyes-Watson to find out more or to ask to join. Membership is open to UK-based Finance Directors of INGOs with an annual income of greater than £10m.