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Building Resilience: Leadership, Purpose and Ethics

October 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm GMT


Building Resilience: A #FinBiz2030 Series
“Leadership, Purpose and Ethics”

Tuesday 27 October 17.30 GMT / 18.30 SAST / 12.30 EST

About the event

Following from the previous event, “Equality. Diversity. Opportunity”, we are proud to present “Leadership, Purpose and Ethics” as the next in our Building Resilience series.

The economic crisis touching every part of the world is forcing organisations to re-examine their values and broader purpose.  It is increasingly apparent that those leading without accountability, empathy and ethics will not survive this period and that business leaders must look to support the widest set of stakeholders. It has never been more pressing for leaders of every sector to steer themselves in a moral direction.  Join us as we hear from leaders who will tell us why young people must have the knowledge and resilience to address the challenges confronting our professional and personal lives.

Speakers include:

  • Cara Haffey CA, Deals Partner at PwC
  • Indy Hothi CA, Vice President, ICAS
  • Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World
  • Diana Muendo CA, Co-Founder of M.Y.O
  • Jonny Jacobs CA, Financial Director EMEA of Starbucks
  • Monica Moisin, Founder of the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative™
  • Selva Montealegre, Diversity and Inclusion at Abinbev
  • Bruce Cartwright CA, Chief Executive of ICAS, Chartered Accountants Worldwide Board Member

Who should attend?

The ‘Building Resilience’ webinar series is aimed at young finance, accountancy and business professionals, students and One Young World Ambassadors.

About the series

Every corner of the world has been touched by this pandemic unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. As it stands, the socioeconomic outlook is uncertain and the future is challenging as millions have experienced some sort of displacement in their professional and personal lives.

But as the world begins to adjust to COVID-19 and move forward, we need to ensure the world’s workforce is ready to rebuild with optimism and lead with resilience. We must work towards creating a more sustainable future, and that requires each and every one of us to play our part.

As part of the ‘Building Resilience’ Series, we will bring you insight and experience from young leaders and experts that will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to lead through this uncertain time.

Find out more about the speakers

Cara is PwC’s UK Leader of Manufacturing and Automotive. She is a Deals Partner and works with corporate and private sector clients on their strategy, implementation, acquisitions and operational resilience and improvement. Cara is a Chartered Accountant and has been with PwC for 20 years and is also Chair of Innovating Minds CIC.

Cara Haffey

Indy Hothi CA is currently the co-founder of Upside Projects, a consultancy and venture builder which provides strategic advice on digital transformation, innovation and sustainability to public and private sector clients. Prior to Upside Projects, Indy was a senior economist with EY in London. He worked across a number of high-profile economic impact studies which influenced public policy and included clients such as the Premier League and Rugby World Cup.

Through his passion for social and humanitarian causes, Indy was a trustee of Khalsa Aid International, a charity which provides humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones. His work has led him to the frontline on a number of projects including Iraq, DR Congo, Lebanon, Nepal and Haiti.

Indy was recognised as One Young CA in 2015 and joined ICAS Council in 2016, representing the England and Wales area and supporting engagement with under 35s and the broader London community (through the London Area Network).


Kate served as Chairman of the Havas group from 2006 to 2015 and as Global President from 2013. Working mainly in global roles, Kate became convinced of the importance of the roles of global institutions and global businesses in the certainty that what unites people is greater than geographical distance and national distinctions.

Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, Kate’s world view is defined by having witnessed the creation of its new way of life. Awed by the leadership of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kate believes in the limitless possibilities a sense of shared humanity can create.

Inspired by her love for the Olympic movement and its values, One Young World should, in Kate’s vision, give young leaders a chance to meet their counterparts from every country in the world and resolve to make the world a better place.

Kate Robertson

Diana is an experienced Finance Business Partner and Creative Entrepreneur, who is passionate about empowering people to explore their creative side and helping SMEs grow.

After studying Economics and Management in Oxford University, Diana joined Ernst & Young on the Corporate Finance Graduate Scheme, where she qualified as a CA and specialized in Commercial Due Diligence. She left EY after 3.5 years to pursue an industry career in Consumer Goods and Entrepreneurship; working in a variety of roles in a number of businesses, from confectionary start ups to Virgin Start Up, Diageo and most recently working for the founders at luxury jewellery brand Monica Vinader where she established the FP&A function.

She also co-founded her own business in 2017, M.Y.O (for ‘Make Your Own’) – a creative studio for adults based in London Bridge. M.Y.O runs 14+ arts and craft workshops for events, the public and companies, whilst also creating social media content for brands. She has now also launched a sister brand Creative Jungle Co that is all about bringing Creativity to Life and Business through creative kits and a creative podcast.


Jonny trained with KPMG where he first experienced working with clients in the food and drinks industry.

He then moved on to spend time at Heineken and John Menzies before joining Pladis, the global snacking company, which brings together iconic brands including McVitie’s, Carr’s and Godiva chocolate. He held roles across the business from Supply Chain Finance Director, to Interim CFO for Pladis N. America to Strategy and Transformation Director for Pladis UK.

It was during his eight years at the snacks company that Jonny began his work in promoting awareness of mental health in the workplace. As the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative across the UK & Ireland. This led to the nationwide “Let’s Talk” partnership with McVitie’s and mental health charity Mind.

His passion for the subject led to Jonny being named One Young CA 2017.

Jonny recently took on the role of Finance Director at Starbucks EMEA and in 2019, Jonny was appointed as a Non-Exec of the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health.

He uses his position as an advocate across many forums including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, the global summit for young leaders One Young World and the MadWorld Mental Health Summit.


Monica Boța-Moisin is a cultural intellectual property and fashion lawyer, cultural sustainability consultant and author of the TEDx Talk: “Cultural Fashion: Transform the Fashion Industry From Villain to Hero” and founder of the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative (CIPRI).

With a double specialisation in EU law and international arbitration, Monica advises her clients on various legal matters related to the fashion business and creative industries.

Monica mediates and designs benefit-sharing business models in the fashion business based on integrating traditional craftsmanship and collaborations with craft and artisan communities in contemporary fashion supply chains. As a cultural sustainability consultant she advises business on culturally sustainable product development and conducts cultural ethics duediligence reports.

Affiliated with the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden, Monica currently specialises in Textile Value Chain Management and Sustainability Strategy development.

She hosts workshops and lectures on “Cultural Sustainability in Fashion”, “Cultural entrepreneurship: Co-creating business models with the crafts sector”, “Commercial Agreements in the Fashion and Textile Business” and various Intellectual Property Law topics.

As a lawyer for artisans, from April to June 2019 Monica conducted a field study in India interviewing Indian artisans and craft stakeholders in an attempt to facilitate their access to legal support and European customers –


Graduated in International Business from her state university, Universidad Veracruzana, Selva Montealegre Mendoza has represented Mexico in international programs such as the Program for the Strengthening of Public Service in Latin America. She has also participated in lectures on public function, leadership and innovation at Harvard University, Brown University, Clemson University, among others.

Selva currently develops as a People Continuity Manager at AB InBev, where she designs diversity and inclusion initiatives and talent development programs for 14 countries in Latin America. At the same time she is serving as the Coordinating Ambassador for the Central American Region at One Young World.

She actively participates in different organizations such as the Mexican Network for Public Service, Mujeres Tlawanáh and the Women Ambassador Forum where she advocates for the empowerment of women in politics and the business sector; civic participation and government transparency.


Bruce was appointed Chief Executive in March 2018 having initially joined ICAS in May 2017 as Executive Director, Policy Leadership.

As Head of PwC’s Scottish Corporate Restructuring practice from 2001-2016, Bruce led the team on a number of high-profile solvent and insolvent corporate restructures in Scotland and abroad. His final significant assignment was as one of the Global Receivers in the Receivership of OW Bunker, a $17 billion turnover Danish-listed company supplying fuel to the global shipping market.

Bruce qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Following an initial period in the Assurance practice he spent the vast majority of his professional career in PwC’s restructuring team. Primarily working across the UK, he also worked in Malaysia, Central Europe and Denmark. He was seconded to Royal Bank of Scotland and Carnaud Metal Box during his PwC career. Bruce also spent one year at Ernst & Young.

Bruce is also a former member of Council and chaired the Insolvency Committee, Technical Policy Board and Oversight Committee in relation to Scottish Independence.

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October 27, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm GMT
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