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Rebuilding Trust – What is the role of finance & business in shaping the future

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am GMT

Edelman Building Trust Event

As the world emerges from the pandemic, who will be trusted to support business recovery and to build the sustainable, resilient economies we need?

Chartered Accountants Worldwide have partnered with Edelman research to understand the views of over 1,000 international business leaders and the role that they expect the finance and business profession to play in shaping the future.

Join us and our global panel of speakers for the global launch of our Trust research on 2 November at 8.00-9.30 GMT, to discover who should lead in rebuilding trust and what the profession needs to do to show that business and finance can work in the public interest?

The speakers will consider what matters most now to business leaders as they recover and rebuild for the future? Key questions such as how we integrate sustainability into future business models, how we guard data integrity and how we tackle the misinformation crisis will all be under discussion.


  • Dan Thomas, Chief UK Business Correspondent, Financial Times


  • Freeman Nomvalo, CEO the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Penelope Mantzaris, Senior Vice President, Edelman Intelligence
  • Michael Izza, CEO, ICAEW and Chairman, Chartered Accountants Worldwide
  • Carolyn Colley – non Exec Director and former Co-founder of Faethm

Don’t miss this exciting event, register your place now…

Find out more about the speakers

Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas, Chief UK Business Correspondent, Financial Times – Host

Dan is the Chief UK Corporate Correspondent at the Financial Times, looking at British business and policy, Brexit and the future of UK PLC, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, as well as covering areas of UK business for both breaking news and features.

Dan will be our host for this event and chairing the debate.


Freeman Nomvalo, CEO the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Aside from being a Harvard alumnus, Mr. Nomvalo was also South Africa’s Accountant-General from 2004 to 2013 where one of his highlights was working with the British Commonwealth to assist in promoting internal audit and risk management in 18 Caribbean Countries from 2009 to 2011. He started his tenure at SAICA on 1 February 2019 and is passionate about restoring trust in the chartered accountancy profession. He also sits on the board of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW).


Penelope Mantzaris, Senior Vice President, Edelman Intelligence

Penelope is Deputy Lead for Edelman Data and Intelligence (DxI) EMEA, the research, insight and analytics arm of Edelman. Penelope is passionate about helping clients to make the right strategic decisions, underpinned by real evidence. Her research experience spans the remit of brand and reputation, NPS and Customer Experience, and employee engagement, culture and Trust. Prior to Edelman DxI, Penelope was a Director at Gracechurch Consulting, a management consultancy focused on Professional Financial and Legal Services. Before that, she worked at GfK and TNS, after starting her career at Unilever.

Penelope holds a Business Science Honours degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Cape Town.

Michael Izza

Michael Izza, CEO, ICAEW and Chairman, Chartered Accountants Worldwide

Appointed Chief Executive in 2006, Michael’s leadership has seen ICAEW embrace a vision of building a world of strong and sustainable economies, transforming itself into a professional accountancy body with a truly global identity and reach. In 2018 Michael became Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide.

Michael regularly meets ministers, policy-makers and regulators from around the world, and is a frequent media commentator on economic and business issues. He has recently led the institute’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, providing ICAEW members with insight and guidance to support their businesses and themselves in practice. He also passionately believes that the wider emerging forces which are already changing the very nature of work – such as technological disruption – present Chartered Accountants with many more opportunities than threats, and is committed to helping the profession meet these challenges.

Michael qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 1986 with Coopers & Lybrand after graduating in law from Durham University, where he was also president of the student union. He has served as a school governor for eleven years and is a trustee of several charities, including Moorfields Eye Charity, supporting London’s world class Moorfields Eye Hospital. Prior to joining ICAEW, he spent four years at Spring Group, where he was managing director of several businesses and group finance director. From 1989 to 1996 he worked for the Canadian company, John Labatt Ltd., latterly as managing director of its retail arm.

Carolyn Colley, non Exec Director and former Co-founder of Faethm

Carolyn Colley FCA is a professional non-executive board director of several organisations including CountPlus Limited (ASX: CUP), Smartgroup Limited (ASX:SIQ), the subsidiary settlement and clearing boards of the ASX (ASX:ASX), the RSE boards of IOOF (ASX:IOOF) and NFP organisation Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections.

Carolyn has over 30 years’ experience spanning financial services, product development, technology and innovation. Carolyn has led the evolution and introduction of some of today’s most compelling superannuation, personal banking and wealth management solutions and played an industry-leading role in the advancement of fintech in Australia.

Carolyn has previously held senior executive roles at Macquarie Bank, St George Bank and BT Financial Group and was co-founder and COO of Faethm, a global analytics software‐as‐a‐service platform.


November 2
8:00 am - 9:30 am GMT
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