City CEO Helena Morrissey CBE to speak at ICAS lecture

Somerset House
By Isabelle Bell

16 September 2015

City CEO and one of Fortune's 50 greatest leaders Helena Morrissey CBE is set to deliver this year's ICAS Aileen Beattie memorial lecture on 26 October 2015 in London.

Helena Morrissey, who is CEO of Newton Investment Management with a £50bn fund portfolio, will be speaking about the 'end of patriarchy' at the seminal event.

She will be discussing how a more balanced and collaborative world order is emerging and why those who understand this will succeed.

Helena has been instrumental in increasing the number of women on boards around the world, after founding the 30% Club in 2010. The Club is a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving 30% women on UK corporate boards by 2015 through voluntary, business-led change.

She is chair of The Investment Association and a member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board. Helena also chairs Opportunity Now, Business in the Community's gender diversity campaign.

The ICAS Aileen Beattie memorial lecture

The ICAS Aileen Beattie memorial lecture is held in memory of Aileen Beattie, who was Technical Director and then Executive Director, Technical Policy, of ICAS for almost 20 years.

Previous speakers at the ICAS Aileen Beattie memorial lecture have included former minister of state for trade and investment Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Group Chairman of HSBC Douglas Flint CBE, and Chairman of the US Public Accounting Oversight Board James R Doty.

Over her time at ICAS, Aileen Beattie co-ordinated and contributed to a number of major projects and publications, including the landmark publications Making Corporate Reports Valuable and Auditing into the Twenty-First Century, and the International Capital Markets Group publication Who Holds The Reins?, an international comparison of corporate governance.

How to book

The ICAS Aileen Beattie memorial lecture is free to attend. It will be held at Somerset House in London on 26 October 2015 from 4.30pm-7pm.

To register to attend the event, please email Margaret Bavidge.


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