CIMA France

30 June 2015

Through the changes reflected in the development of statutory accounts and Annual reports of listed companies, Alan will speak on his experience of Risk Management, from the perspective of reporting, social and salaries.

  • Speaker: Alan Thomson MA
  • Risk Management: Revolution or Evolution
  • Club St James, 43 ave Bugeaud, 75116 Paris 19.15h
  • Non-CIMA members; 27€


Through the changes reflected in the development of statutory accounts and Annual reports of listed companies, Alan spoke on his experience of Risk Management, from the perspective of reporting, social and salaries.

This will be based on a combination of his, initial, professional role of Chief Finance Officer, supported now by that as Chairman/Board member of listed groups (Hays Plc, Bodycote, Polypipe Group, Alstom)

He will also address the skills needed by a CFO/Controller to provide the information required in the management of risk – accounting and financial, but increasingly more business related elements.    

The presentation will finish with a Question/Answer session.

Speaker

Mr Alan Thomson studied Economics and History at Glasgow University graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1967. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. From 1971 until 1975, he was Audit Manager with Price Waterhouse in Paris.
From 1975 until 1979, he was Financial Director then Chief Executive Officer of Rockwell International SA in Paris, and from 1979 until 1982, he was Financial Director in the Automotive Division of Rockwell International firstly in the USA (1979-1980) then in the United Kingdom (1980-1982).
From 1982 until 1984, he was UK Financial Director of Raychem Ltd, a division of a US public Materials Science company. From 1984 until 1992, he was a Divisional Finance Director within Courtaulds plc, a UK listed company.

From 1992 to 1995,  Alan was employed as the Group Financial Director and Main Board Director of The Rugby Group plc, a UK listed Building Materials company and from 1995, until his retirement in September 2006, he held the position of Group Financial Director of Smiths Group plc a UK listed engineering company.

He was elected Chairman of Bodycote plc, a listed engineering company, in April 2008, and was appointed in November 2010, Chairman of HAYS plc a listed recruitment company.
Alan  served as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 2010-2011. He was appointed in March 2014, Chairman of Polypipe Group plc a UK listed building materials company. Mr Thomson was a Director of HSBC Bank plc until 31 October 2014.

An aperitif will be available after the presentation.

To participate, please forward a cheque to CIMA Secretary, 88bis chemin de Fonteze, 30700 Arpaillargues, by 25 June.

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