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European Roundtable: Compliance and Ethics in a Corporate Environment - London, UK
September 25 2013 12.00pm - 3.30pm
Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. - London
FCIB Live Events


Eurpean Round Table

Date: September 25, 2013
Time: 12:00pm-3:30pm BST (British Summer Time) – What time is this for me?

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Know your Customer

In today’s global business environment a lack of knowledge on issues such as compliance is no longer a defence. Bribery, corruption, money laundering and fraud are all factors which can affect companies trading on a global scale.

Join our FCIB member experts in this thought-provoking Europe-wide debate and gain critical insights into how to implement and sustain a policy of compliance.

  • How does a corporate compliance policy integrate with an overall strategy for a company’s growth?
  • Who should be involved in the compliance role and how do regulatory issues impact on risk management?
  • What makes a compliance policy so important?


Each session will address the following issues:

  • Standard compliance polices – anti-corruption, code of ethics, export controls and sanctions
  • “Know your customer” – who, how where?
  • How do we access relevant information to ensure compliance?
  • Internal controls - education, training, policy management
  • Dealing with Sovereign risk and embargoed countries
  • Dealing with 3rd party payments
  • Reporting mechanisms – red flags, whistle-blowing, external support

Gain critical insights from those who have successfully implemented procedures and avoid the consequences of non-compliance. Ignorance is no longer a mitigating factor in today’s global business environment and there are no hiding places.


Tracey Groves, Partner, Forensic Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK - READ BIO

Louise Hodgkiss, ICCE, Director European Receivables, Emerson Network Power, UK - READ BIO

David Stephens, B (Hons), CICP, Credit Manager – EMEA, Cytec Industries, UK - READ BIO

David Vermylen, Global Credit Manager, Petrochemicals, BP Chemicals Limited, UK - READ BIO

Peter Williams, ICCE, Manager-Credit & Treasurer EMEAI Afton Chemical Limited, UK - READ BIO

Panellists Biography:

Tracey Groves
Partner, Forensic Services
London, United Kingdom

Tracey Groves, a partner at PwC Forensics Services, has over 20 years of consulting experience advising clients in the implementation of strategic change in the areas of financial crime, business ethics, regulatory compliance and behavioural risk. She specializes in behavioural change and has led the training design, development and facilitation of complex fraud, bribery and corruption risk, and regulatory change projects. With a focus on integrity risks, she seeks to improve organisational effectiveness in behavioural risk management in the field of financial crime. Tracey leads the PwC fraud, corruption and business ethics practice as part of the wider governance, risk and compliance service offering and sits on the PwC Ideas Engine on Trust for the UK Firm.


Louise Hodgkiss, CICP
Company Secretary/Director European Receivables
Emerson Network Power

Louise Hodgkiss, CICP has spent most of her career within the field of trade credit management and is a long-standing member of the Institute of Credit Management (UK), while also holding her CICP designation awarded through FCIB in May 2008.

Since joining Astez Europe Limited in 1997 (a subsidiary of Emerson Network Power), Louise has acted as credit manager reporting directly to treasury in Hong Kong. Her current role as company secretary and director, European receivables, focuses on customer account reviews, the acceptance of new and ongoing business, reviewing customer agreements, and forecasting monthly and annual cash based on budget and actual sales.

Louise is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.


David Stephens
Credit Manager– Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA)
Cytec Industries

David Stephens is currently credit manager at Cytec Industries, a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. He began his career in credit in 1997, moving up through varying levels of authority until he reached his current position as credit manager. In 1989, he became a solicitor and holds membership in the Law Society and ICM.


David Vermylen
Global Credit Manager, Petrochemicals
BP Chemicals Limited

David Vermylen started his career in business assurance with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he trained to be an external auditor. For a short period, David was responsible for the operational accounting of retail activities of ChevronTexaco in Belgium.

In 2000, David’s career steered him into the merchant banking sector where, with JPMorgan, he was responsible for asset-backed securities issues as a banking analyst.

Since 2005, David has held the position of global credit manager for BP Petrochemicals, dealing with BP Petrochemicals’ credit issues in the United States, Europe and Asia. David is responsible for policy setting of the credit function and the service delivery of the credit function to the commercial lines of the business.


Peter Williams, ICCE
Credit and Treasury Manager Europe Middle East Africa and India
Afton Chemical Limited

Peter Williams, ICCE is credit and treasury manager of Afton Chemical Limited, a subsidiary of Newmarket Corporation in the United States and a global manufacturer and supplier of fuel and lubrication chemical additives. Peter started his career in financial, management accounting functions at companies such as BAT (UK & Export), Unilever Computer Services and Toshiba UK. Previous to that he held chief accountant and financial controller positions at small software companies. There he became disillusioned with the regular monthly cycle of those roles and after 10 years, he joined Afton (Ethyl Petroleum Additives, as it was then known) in 1996, concentrating on the credit and treasury functions. In 2007, covering the EMEA Region and India was added to his responsibilities. He became the FCIB ethyl representative in 1997 and completed his CICP course in 2004.

Meeting format:

12:00pm Arrival and Welcome
12:30-1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Program
3:30pm Close of Roundtable

Registration Fees: (Lunch Included)

€100 Members

€130 non-members


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