07 June 2017

CIMA breakfast briefing – ‘Challenges in Decision Making’…Joining the Dots – decision making for a new era.


Joining the Dots – decision making for a new era.

Towards the end of last year CIMA and AICPA commissioned a survey of 300 C-level executives from organisations in 16 countries around the world to explore the effectiveness of decision making processes in today’s ever changing world. The joining the dots report is the outcome of this survey and it shows how more can be achieved through integrated thinking – cutting through silos to connect relevant people and information from across the organisation. 

This short morning seminar will give you the opportunity to hear about the key results of the survey first-hand. Critically, you will hear of the recommendations contained in the report for both processes and tools as well as changes required to behaviours, culture and leadership styles.  You will also hear from senior financial experts who will offer their perspectives of the report and how this report fits with their decision making experiences.


Roger Acton - Head, CIMA Ireland

Adam McGrath ACMA, CGMA  - Business Manager, Private Equity, Real Estate & Infrastructure Funds, Northern Trust International Fund Services (Ireland) Ltd.
Adam is the Business Manager for Private Equity, Real Estate & Infrastructure Funds at Northern Trust International Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, where he is responsible for strategic outsourcing, new business evaluation and operational enhancement projects. He served on CIMA’s Financial Reporting Development Panel from 2009-2016, and previously worked as Financial Reporting Manager with State Street Fund Services and as a management accountant with AIB Retail Banking.  Adam also holds a BA in Accounting & Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland and a Specialist Diploma in International Fund Services from the Institute of Bankers.

David Browne - Finance Manager, IDEX Pump Technologies (Ireland) Ltd.
David currently holds the position of Finance Manager at IDEX Pump Technologies (Ireland) Ltd. He is an accountant by profession and has spent his entire working career with US multinationals in Ireland, holding senior management roles in operations, customer services, compliance, and finance.His working experience has and is in the electrical, electronic, and mechanical industries. David is originally from South Africa but a long-time resident of Shannon and citizen of Ireland.

Hugh McBride –  Senior Business Lecturer in Business, GMIT Co.Mayo
Hugh is a Senior Lecturer in Business at GMIT, Mayo Campus. He is a graduate of UCD holding a B.Comm and an MBS. He became a member of CIMA in 1987. His areas of lecturing include Management Control Systems, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Corporate Ethics and Corporate Governance. Hugh has also lectured at DCU, NUIG, the Copperbelt University Zambia, the University of Malawi, the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, and at the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg in Austria.

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
7.30am - registration and refreshments
8.00-10.00am - presentations
Venue: The Bunratty Castle Hotel, Clare
Cost: Free of charge - when booking, please provide your organisation/company name for attendee list purposes

Booking Information

Date Location Price
7 June 2017 - 07:30 Clare Price: GBP 0.00

CIMA breakfast briefing – ‘Challenges in Decision Making’

Joining the Dots – decision making for a new era. Please provide your organisation/company name for attendee list purposes

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