Finance for the Future conference outputs now online

12 Dec 2017 - 4:51pm

On the 19 October the Finance Skills Development Group held the second conference for finance trainees, Finance for the Future 2017

The event brought together individuals working in publicly funded organisations across Wales who are studying towards a finance related qualification.

This year’s event built on last year's highly successful conference in exploring the changes and challenges, which are likely to have an impact on finance professionals over the course of their careers, and were delivered by leading finance professionals in the field.

Conference presentations

  1. The modern finance function [PDF 2.2MB opens in new window] - Alan Brace, Director of Finance Health and Social Services Welsh Government and Dr Sally Lewis, Assistant Medical Director for Values, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
  2. Major events: striking the balance  [PDF 2.9MB opens in new window] - Simon Comley, Station Manager and Chris Barton, Treasurer, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Chris Sims QAM, Area Manager Resilience, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  3. Cyber security and the importance of business continuity in the public sector [PDF 1.8MB opens in new window] - Nick Lewis, IT Security and Development Manager, NHS Shared Services Partnership Wales.
  4. Impact and influencing (non-accessible version) [PDF 3MB opens in new window] - Mike Usher, Sector Lead, Wales Audit Office.
  5. Understanding personality – yours and others [PDF 900KB opens in new window] - Sandy Keating, Director, ACM training.
  6. Challenges of Public Sector Leadership [PDF 560KB opens in new window] - Clair Fisher, Associate, Civil Service College.


See an overview of the day on Twitter with our Storify [opens in new window]


View and share the photos captured from the day on our Facebook page [opens in new window]

The Finance Skills Development Group comprises representatives from publicly funded bodies across Wales covering the following sectors:

  • NHS Wales
  • local government
  • national parks
  • police, fire and rescue
  • Welsh government, Welsh Government sponsored bodies and other devolved central government bodies
  • non-devolved central government bodies operating in Wales
  • higher and further education sectors, and
  • the Wales Audit Office.