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IFT Midlands Education Webinar

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We are pleased to announce that on the 19th November at 18:00, the IFT Midlands will be hosting a webinar on the Further Education Sector.  Our speakers will be IFT Independent Member Jo Wright (De Novo Advisory Limited), and representatives from two of our Corporate Partners, Jane Bailey of Deloitte, and Mark Kenyon of Barclays.
Recent years have presented many challenges for this sector, with demographic, regulatory and financial funding changes all combining to create a level of turbulence.  With further key changes afoot, this is likely to continue into the coming months and beyond.  This webinar will provide a combination of insights from the differing speaker angles, which we hope will be of interest and benefit to a wide range of IFT members.  
More detail on what will be covered, along with dial in details will be provided at a later date.
We also look forward to seeing you at the upcoming IFT Midlands Regional event on the 29th November, kindly hosted by JLT.

Robert Griffiths

IFT Midlands Chairman


Jo Wright

Jo Wright is founder and managing director of De Novo Advisory. She is an independent adviser, specialising in turnaround, restructuring and organisational transformation. Her most recent projects have involved working with FE Colleges and their stakeholders in tackling the financial challenges faced by the sector, and in facilitating a solution to their long term sustainability. Jo is also a member of IFT’s FE special interest group.

Mark Kenyon

Mark Kenyon is a Director in Barclays Special Asset Management (SAM). SAM is a team within the Credit Risk function of Barclays International and  works with clients, sponsors, other creditors, financial and legal advisers in situational turnaround and restructuring. In recent years he has focussed on FE Colleges given the challenges in the sector and worked with wider stakeholders.

Jane Bailey

Jane Bailey is an Assistant Director at Deloitte with 12 years’ experience in advising financial stakeholders in distressed businesses and organisations, particularly pension schemes, banks and corporates. Recent projects include due diligence on FE college mergers, cash flow forecasting and options analysis for colleges experiencing funding shortfalls and reviews of capital project spend.


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