Money Matters! Brian Madine of McDonald’s Corporation will tell you why at FEM’s 2017 America’s Summit

In such fast-changing economic times, how can you ensure that the tax arrangements for your assignees are fully compliant? And if you’re sending employees overseas to countries with high inflation rates, how can you manage costs and deliver a fair deal to the assignee?

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Brian Madine will examine how exchange rates and inflation can affect assignee pay and discuss how and when you should deal with economic volatility.

As the Director of Global Mobility, Brian manages the development of McDonald’s Global Mobility and US Domestic Relocation programs in alignment with McDonald’s HR strategies and the global organization structure. In previous positions at Deloitte in London and Chicago, he worked with multinationals to evaluate their effectiveness in compensation, talent management and assignee administration.

Brian earned his Master’s of Science in Taxation from the University of Illinois and his Bachelor’s degree in European Business with French from the University of Ulster in Ireland. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Tax Technicians in the UK, and is currently a member of the NFTC’s Expatriate Management Committee.

This will be the first time that Brian has been a speaker at an FEM event and we are delighted that he will be presenting this session in addition to appearing on the Keynote Panel examining Risk Management and Compliance, where Brian will join Matthew Burns, former HR Operations Director at Lockheed Martin Corporation and now an independent Global Mobility & International HR professional, Jennifer Manis, who manages the International HR Center of Excellence at Halliburton and Laura Rodriguez, Global Director, Talent Mobility at Johnson & Johnson to discuss in more detail the findings of FEM’s Policy in Practice Report 2017 that was launched at our Houston Conference in February.

Brian’s solo presentation will take place on Day Two of our Americas Summit at 11.10-11.45 am. Here’s a brief outline:


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Money Matters: Tax compliance and handling currency and inflation in volatile economies

  • How exchange rates and inflation can affect assignee pay
  • When and how you should deal with volatility
  • Best practice policy design and communication

Capacity in this room will be limited though, so be sure to register your interest early!

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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.