July 2019 - The IFT

Large & Complex SIG

The IFT’s Large & Complex Situations Group (SIG) is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the impact of stakeholder activism on restructurings. This panel will explore the increasing role of activist shareholders, minority equity, pension schemes and government stakeholders on restructurings.


The SIG is being jointly co-ordinated by Senthil Alagar (Grant Thornton) and David Morris (FTI).

The panel discussion on the impact of stakeholder activism on recent restructurings will cover the:


•            role of activist shareholders

•            close involvement of government stakeholders and influence on restructuring options

•            impact of pension scheme trustees, TPR and the PPF

•            implications for CROs, Boards and steering committees


Event timings

Registration                        17:30

Panel discussion                18:00

Networking                        19:00

Close                                    21:00


This event will be taking place on Monday, 15 July 2019 and will be hosted by DLA in their offices at 160 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HT.

IFT & Lloyds Banking Event

IFT North is pleased to announce that on the 15th July it will be hosting an evening event with Lloyds Bank. The aim is to allow the North Business support team to meet with as many IFT members as possible in a series of short ‘getting to know you’ sessions between IFT members and Business Support team members.

If either you’ve done work with Lloyds before but lost track of whose in the team. Or if you’ve been off working elsewhere but think Lloyds customers could benefit from your skills then this should be the perfect evening for you.

For independent members, Lloyds have suggested it might be useful to have seen CVs before the event. So if you are coming along then please send your CV to [ ] at the IFT and provide confirmation that it can be passed on.

This is likely to be a popular event, so please register early.

The event will be hosted at the KPMG Leeds offices – One Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS14DA.

The evening will start at 18:00

Leadership: How to be Sure you’re Covering all Bases

Our upcoming West & Wales region CPD event will feature Caroline Gourlay, Independent Business psychologist discussing leadership.

About this Event

Preceding every turnaround situation is a failure of leadership; there is something the incumbent leadership team failed to do or did badly. Turnaround professionals need to quickly assess where they should focus their effort and attention to get things back on track. In this interactive session, Caroline will present a practical model which explores the tasks of leadership and look at what happens when too much emphasis is placed on some tasks at the expense of others. This will provide a framework for considering how to lead a particular turnaround situation, how to play to your own personal strengths and where you might need to bring in others to support you.

For those who attended the national conference, this will be an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the model Caroline will be presenting when she chairs a session on leadership in turnaround.