FEM London Chapter Meeting 15/05/17

Please join us for the FEM London Chapter Meeting on 15th May.

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Brexit & Beyond: What does Article 50 and the new Trump Administration mean for Global Mobility?

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We are currently witnessing dramatic changes in governments, treaties and borders that can present huge obstacles for business. This year has begun with the triggering of Article 50 and the new US Administration's changes to immigration and tax regulations. Now, we expect changes in France and Germany and perhaps to the EU too... So how can organisations anticipate and manage the consequences of so much upheaval?

If any professional discipline is equipped to cope with myriad challenges and tight deadlines, then it's Global Mobility - and by sharing ideas and best-practice - it is possible to transform such challenges into opportunities...

Join our panel of eminent industry figures to explore:

  • What will the triggering of Article 50 mean for global mobility?
  • Is your organisation ready to deal with change?
  • What do the Trump Administration’s new policies on immigration and tax mean for UK and European companies?
  • How can you turn these challenges into opportunities?

Our panellists:
Anastassia Beliakova, Senior Trade Policy Manager at British Chambers of Commerce
Anastassia leads on trade policy: representing the views of Chamber businesses on exporting, trade relations and Brexit to government and other stakeholders. She is also helping develop an international network of British Chambers of Commerce across 40 countries. Prior to the BCC, Anastassia worked in corporate communications at the PR firm Bell Pottinger. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in Modern Languages.

The British Chambers of Commerce has recently published a report that may also be of interest to you in advance of our discussion: Business Brexit Priorities

Punam Birly, Partner at KPMG UK
Punam leads the KPMG Legal Services - Employment and Immigration Practice in the UK. She is experienced in advising companies on a wide range of employment, tax and social security matters.

Chris Hogan, Partner at KPMG Switzerland
Chris is a Tax Partner in the KPMG GMS Practice in Zurich. An expat himself, Chris originally joined KPMG at home in the US before spending 6 years in the London office and then moving to Switzerland in 2016.

Vivian Mott, Head of Global Mobility at Aviva
Viv has 30 years’ experience in the global mobility field, working in the financial services sector. She began her GM career at Citibank (now Citi) in 1986. Viv left Citi in 2007 after working her way up through the ranks to become Vice President. She then held GM managerial roles at ABN AMRO and RBS. After completing a contract role at Barclays, she joined Aviva at the end of 2015 as the Head of Global Mobility. In 2015, Viv was the deserving recipient of the EMEA FEM EMMA for her Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility.

Ian Robinson, Partner at Fragomen
Ian is a Partner at Fragomen’s London office, where he focuses on UK immigration. He also manages Fragomen’s UK Government Strategies Practice. Ian works with decision-makers in and around government, helping people understand how the immigration system can better support business. Before joining Fragomen, he spent eight years at the Home Office working on contentious migration and criminal justice policies. In January 2009, Ian took responsibility for the development and oversight of the UK’s economic migration policy. His last role as a civil servant saw him play a central part in the design and implementation of the UK's much debated policy of placing a cap on economic migrants.

Helen Walton, Director of Global Mobility at AstraZeneca Plc
Helen has for the past thirteen years led a team responsible for the design, development and delivery of high quality policy solutions and specialised programmes to support international assignments globally. In January 2011 her role was expanded to include one-time relocation globally and she is currently leading the relocation services for the strategic relocation of the UK scientific organisation and Global HQ to Cambridge.She has held a number of general and specialist positions in HR, predominantly within the pharmaceutical sector, and spent several years working within finance before assuming responsibility for global mobility. In 2010 she won the EMMA Global Mobility Professional award from the Forum for Expatriate Management and in 2014 the Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility award. Helen has an MBA from Kingston University and a BA in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University.

Monday, 15th May, 2017
9.00AM - 11.30AM

9.00 am Registration and Networking (with breakfast)
9.30 am Introduction and panel discussion
11.00 am Networking

20 Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 4QJ


  • Complimentary to Corporate HR or Corporate Mobility resources that are involved in the administration of their company’s mobility programme.
  • £100 fee for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of £350.
Go to the profile of Claire Tennant-Scull

Claire Tennant-Scull

Global Director, Content & Events, Forum for Expatriate Management

Claire Tennant-Scull is Global Director of Content & Events at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). She produces and chairs all FEM’s Conferences and Summits in Amsterdam, the Americas, APAC and EMEA and oversees FEM's global awards (EMMAs). Claire works closely with key clients, leads FEM’s London Chapter and oversees the FEM website, reports and publications. In addition to her experience in Global Mobility, Claire has more than 20 years’ expertise in publishing, working as a managing editor, writer, journalist and broadcaster, both in the print and digital world. With thousands of contacts across the Global Mobility community, Claire is always keen to welcome new members and to broaden the FEM community.

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