BUFDG Annual Conference 2019

Royal Holloway, University of London - 7th - 9th April 2019

The BUFDG Annual Conference is the must-attend event of the year for Finance Directors to network with colleagues and suppliers to the sector, and receive high-level, Higher Education (HE) finance-specific CPD. Each year around 120 Finance Directors and/or their immediate deputy attend the event which, in 2019, was held at Royal Holloway, University of London.

With the sector in all four nations dealing with regulatory, funding, and demographic pressures, as well as the implications of Brexit, Finance Directors play a key role in the sustainability and success of their institutions. As institutional leaders, they can help set the tone and influence organisational culture to help their own staff, and colleagues across the organisation, to thrive. 

The conference focused on the different aspects of “value” from the perspective of a Finance Director of a higher education institution. The Finance Director is the senior finance professional in a university with the responsibility to advise and counsel other members of a university’s senior team and to ensure that the organisation is solvent and a viable business that embraces new ways of working. Those roles are linked. Speakers included Professor Adrian Johnstone of Royal Holloway, University of London and Noel Tagoe Executive Vice President, Academics at the Association of Certified International Professional Accountants.

Download the full Conference 2019 report here.


Download the presentations from the Conference using the links below:

50 Shades of Green: integrating ESG into every portfolio – Legal & General Investment Management

Beyond Financial Returns: empowering your portfolio - Sarasin & Partners

How universities are reducing energy bills and carbon emissions – Salix Finance

Hot topics in change – KPMG

Improving perceptions of Value for Money – Simon Perks

How financially resilient are you? – Mills & Reeve and EY

Can HE pension provision be ‘thrown to the wolves’? – Mercer

Leveraging value from situations, systems and data - Simitive

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