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homeiconLiz Barclay - Small Business Commissioner

Liz Barclay circleLiz Barclay is a small business and consumer affairs broadcaster, producer and writer. She started her career as an adviser and then CEO with Citizens Advice before moving into radio and TV production and presentation specialising in business and consumer affairs. She is Financial Inclusion Commissioner; Chair of the Fair by Design Campaign; a non-executive Director of 2 organisations and a member of the Standards Boards of The Equity Release Council.

register arrow new2Liz has worked with Boards and small businesses on improving governance, trust and culture, inclusion, and understanding customer behaviour. She coaches communication and presentation skills, chairs national and international conferences and has written several books on business.

Liz was appointed the role of Small Business Commissioner in July 2021 to spearhead the national effort to crackdown on poor payment practices which cause thousands of small businesses to close every year.


Savita Mace - Director, AstraZeneca

Savita MaceSavita is an authentic, experienced and well respected leader with over 20 years in Procurement, Finance Ops and Supply Chain Management. A champion of inclusion and diversity and lifelong learning. Savita has built high performing teams at blue chip companies over four sectors and her focus has been on capability uplift, performance and improvements in and across the value chain.

Savita enjoys a successful career and currently works as a Director at AstraZeneca, she is also the newly appointed U.K. representative for global CIPS Membership Committee and continues to deliver lectures and coach students at University of Sussex.


 

 

James Marland, Global Vice President, SAPjames marland 4With the unofficial title of “Chief Storyteller” James has a wonderful ability to turn even the most dry statistic into something relatable, thought provoking and interesting. With a succession of blogs on a diverse range of subjects from supply chain management to fuelling digital excellence, you’ll also see him passionately preaching the story of SAP to each new hire through his preferred medium of a whiteboard. He also contributes to the SAP story on social media, blogs and at events. Just don’t expect to see him using PowerPoint. A passionate wearer of hats with a story to tell over a career spanning decades - we can't wait to share his voice and insights with you!

 

 

 


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