CA Career Conversations 2017

28 September 2017
5.30pm for 6pm, concluding by 8pm

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CA Career Conversations at Drygate

Join us for a fast-paced evening were you will get the exclusive chance to hear from high profile speakers such as the founder of Brewgooder Craft Beer, Financial Director of Scottish Rugby Union and many more. They’ll be ready to share their career journeys and tips for success with you.

Not only will you hear from some great speakers but this event will be held at the fashionable Drygate in Glasgow were there will be Drygate beer on tap. A great chance to bring your colleagues along with you to socialise and to network with your fellow CAs.

The event has limited places so don’t miss out!

Here's what last years attendees had to say:

"It was good to have the opportunity to network while sitting with others rather than standing. Set up was good as got everyone moving and interacting with others due to 10 minute table moves. Having food and drink helped with the networking and giving the opportunity to talk to the speakers was great."

"This format was excellent in allowing access in an intimate environment to senior people"

Full speaker list

Alan Mahon

Alan Mahon

Founder of Brewgooder Craft Beer

Serial entrepreneur Alan Mahon co-founded Brewgooder Craft Beer 2016. Together with Josh Littlejohn (founder of Social Bite and the Scottish Business Awards), Alan has turned his passion for drinking great craft beer into a way to bring clean water to those who need it in the developing world. Brewgooder donates 100% of its profits to clean water projects. The Brewgooder Foundation has already formed partnerships with Oxfam, WaterAid and Mercy Corps to distribute its funds, with the first project being the installation of solar powered water pumps at the Nora Docherty School in a remote village in Dedza, Malawi.

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Chief Financial Officer, Uuni

Who doesn’t love pizza? In 2013, Uuni delighted pizza lovers everywhere by launching the world’s first truly portable (and affordable!) wood-fired oven. The company was born after the inventor, Kristian Tapaninaho raised funds from a successful Kickstarter creative campaign. Now sold in over 60 countries, Uuni is one of the UK's fastest growing companies with revenue growth of 235% and 340% in the past two years.

Andrew Brown is Chief Financial Officer at Uuni, Prior to this, he spent 10 years with KPMG in Financial Sector Audit in Glasgow. Andrew is also a member of the ICAS Ethics Board.

Andrew Healy

Andrew Healy

Finance Director, Scottish Rugby Union

Andrew Healy began his career with Scottish Rugby in 2007 as Financial Controller, and in 2013 joined the Board as Finance Director, with responsibility for all aspects of finance across this £50M organisation.

Andrew trained with EY, mainly in audit, but included a small stint in insolvency. He then spent five years with telecommunications provider Thus (formerly Scottish Telecom), a year and a half of which was spent working in internal audit.

Born in Glasgow, Andrew played rugby with Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians (GHA), earning over 100 caps. He then spent nine years as a referee, all of which has given him valuable insight into his current role. He also represents Scottish Rugby on the ERC Finance Committee.

Annie Graham

Annie Graham

Partner, EY

Annie is an audit partner who has gained a broad range of experience in her time with Ernst &Young. During 2004/05, Annie completed an 18 month secondment working with two of the leading entrepreneurial businessmen in the UK, Sir Tom Hunter and Chris Gorman in their respective businesses of West Coast Capital and The Gadget Shop/Birthdays.

In 2007, Annie was named as the Ernst & Young Chairman's Value Award overall winner for Northern Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Voted for by over 27,000 of her peers, this award recognised Annie’s ability to bring EY’s values of integrity, energy, enthusiasm, doing the right thing and having the courage to lead to life.

Catriona Callaghan

Catriona Callaghan

Corporate Tax Manager, PwC

Catriona is Corporate Tax Manager at PwC. She has been with PwC since 2008 in a variety of roles, including Senior Tax Manager in the PwC Auckland, New Zealand office for 2 years. Catriona is currently cycling 2,000 miles around the UK as part of PwC’s Ride the Nation, a cycling challenge joining all the offices in the UK and raising money for the PwC Foundation which supports a number of charitable interests.

Jamie Davidson

Jamie Davidson

Associate Director, Johnston Carmichael (Scotland) Ltd

Jamie Davidson is an Associate Director Johnston Carmichael and has a long history of involvement in CSR and Sustainability activities. As Deputy Convener of the ICAS Sustainability Committee, in 2014, Jamie received a National Award from his then employer, Baker Tilly, for his fundraising efforts.

In 2012, Jamie went to the Philippines to build houses on a dump site in Smokey Mountain for two weeks with charity Philippine Community Fund (PCF), which works to tackle poverty and end child labour. Jamie’s small team built five houses and organised for a local joiner to build a sixth house after they returned to the UK.

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Drygate Brewery, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT


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