Recorded Live Event

Topic: C-19 Finance Innovation and Leadership Webinar

Description: Learn from leaders and directors of change in the C-19 crisis

Date: Wednesday, 1st July 2020 – 9am – 10am (UK)



Watch Other Recorded Live Events in this Series 

C-19 Business Innovation and Leadership Webinar, 3 June 2020

C-19 Communication Innovation and Leadership Webinar, 17 June 2020

C-19 Social Innovation and Leadership Webinar, 17 June 2020


Co-hosted by

Professor J. George Frynas

Professor of Strategic Management at OUBS. George has been published extensively on topics in CSR, strategic management and international business, and is author and co-author of 4 books and over 40 academic articles. He is the Communications Associate Editor of the prestigious British Journal of Management and the International Journal of Management Reviews.

Simon Wallace

Simon is the founder and managing director of The Whole Thing Group and passionate about performance improvement. An MBA graduate of The Open University, he is a creative entrepreneur and trusted advisor to some great companies that are achieving great things.



Guest Panellists


David Roberts

David is Chief Financial Officer at Bladon Micro Turbine

Substantial experience in senior financial roles within the manufacturing and engineering sectors, including CFO Chamberlin plc (AIM listed), European FD at Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE listed) and FD of Rear Vision Systems (a division of Britax plc) (UK Main listed). Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and qualified as an accountant with Ernst & Young. Fellowship membership of the Association of Corporate Treasurers


Catherine McManus

Catherine is Partner and Head of Tax at Wylie & Bisset LLP

Experienced tax practitioner in both corporate and personal taxation. Catherine worked for almost 20 years in a top 10 accountancy practice before joining Wylie & Bisset in 2015 where she has been Tax Partner for last 3 years. Wylie & Bisset are an independent Firm that can trace our history back over 300 years we have approximately 120 staff largely based in Glasgow but with offices in Manchester and Oban.  They are a full service accountancy and advisory Firm with our core services of audit & accountancy, taxation, corporate finance and insolvency services.


Tom James

Tom is CEO and CIO at TradeFlow Capital Management Pte Ltd, a fintech based in Singapore.

His 30 yrs+ commercial exposure was gained through a broad range of senior executive roles in trading, investment management, commodity finance (Trade and Project) & advisory. He is called upon by governments & multinationals for advice on market developments. In 2014 he was called upon to serve as Senior Energy Advisor to the United States Department of Defense (TFBSO) and he currently sits on the Financing Advisory Resources panel for Enterprise Singapore. He co-founded the Technical Analysts Society of Singapore in 1999 & has been a Member of the Energy Institute (UK) since 1991. Since 2000 Tom has built up a track record of combining technology with best practice in order to create innovative industry services & solutions. He is also a successful published author, having documented and shared his deep industry expertise through a series of 9 books and publications with Wiley Finance, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. Some of these textbooks have become required material for professional exams & university. In 2020 he joined the “Singapore Space Accelerator Program” developing Startups in Space Tech.






The Open University Business School

The Open University Business School (OUBS)

The Open University has been a pioneer in flexible distance-learning for over 50 years. Founded in 1983, OUBS delivers transformational, high quality business and management education.




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The Whole Thing Group

Simplified focus on better performance, better lives for over 10 years. The Whole Thing Group provides global leadership services and talent consulting.