Panel Session

Date Fri 6th November
Time 1.00pm - 2.00pm

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Join our virtual panel discussion on resilience through 2020 and the business challenges/opportunities it has presented.

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Janet Mui - Brewin Dolphin

Janet Mui, CFA is investment director at Brewin Dolphin. As part of the investment solutions team, Janet is responsible for the commentary and communication of Brewin Dolphin's macro/investment views to clients and the media. Janet joins Brewin Dolphin from Cazenove Capital, the wealth management division of Schroders, where she was global economist within the investment strategy team. Janet has a first-class degree in economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Cambridge University.

Julie Ashworth - BroadReach Ltd, Institute of Directors

Round The World Yachtsman Julie Ashworth is founder and CEO of BroadReach Ltd, an International Leadership Consultancy. With strong roots in Retail it’s clients now span numerous sectors with a commonality of multiple channels to markets or operations in several  geographies. Her corporate career included Tesco, also holding a number of Executive Directorships including Liberty of London and The Spirit Group. Internationally she was Executive Retail Partner for IBM covering EMEA.

Julie is a Board Advisor, Ambassador and presenter at Women On Boards WOB where she works with FTSE 50 and 350 groups to pragmatically and actively develop Inclusion and Diversity in the Board room. She was until recently Executive Chair of Clear Returns an ‘established’ predictive tech start up based in Glasgow whose software predicted what would  be returned when you purchase online. She remains an active investor and advisor to a number of start ups.

Alongside this she is Non Executive Chair at the Institute of Directors, Edinburgh and a member of the IOD Scotland Advisory Board. She sits on the Court of the  Royal Company of Merchants of Edinburgh where she also Chairs the Charities and Strategy Committees. She is a Governor of George Watson’s College and sits on the both the Governance  and Education Committees. Julie is on the Advisory Board of Founders 4 Schools Edinburgh which uses Ai technology to match business and educators giving young people access to entrepreneurs and established businesses. She is on the Advisory Board of  Scottish Business Network

Carolyn Currie, Women's Enterprise Scotland

Carolyn is a Chartered Banker and has enjoyed an extensive career in financial services working with a variety of client groups from large corporates to the SME and not for profit sector. Roles undertaken include Head of Business Lending at Royal Bank of Scotland where she managed the multi-billion-pound lending book. Carolyn led the design and launch of several digital sales and data platforms and she achieved industry recognition and awards for her work on new product development.

In 2007, Carolyn co-founded the Women in Business (WiB) programme in both NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland, leading the initiative from an initial 12 staff to over 200 WiB Business Relationship Managers across the UK. A global leading programme which provided needs-based support to women-owned businesses in addition to developing staff talent.

Now CEO at Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), Carolyn has guided the development of global-leading standards for gender-equality in business advisor training and digital platform content. In addition to launching the digital Women’s Business Centre to enable more women to realise their business aspirations. She has given evidence on various topics to the Economy Committee in Parliament, spoken at parliamentary events and hosted the inaugural international conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment with WES in 2019.

Carolyn has addressed the Global Banking Alliance conference in Sydney, Australia and contributed policy papers to the World Economic Forum in Davos. She is a founding member of the UK Women’s Enterprise Policy Group and a member of the Think-20, the think-tank body aligned to the G20 group of governments and central banks. Board positions include the Strategic Advisory Board of the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School.