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23 November, Mercure Holland Hotel, Cardiff
Educated at the University of Kent, the London School of Economics and Bristol University, Jane is also an honorary fellow of Cardiff Metropolitan University.
In recognition of her role in furthering procurement practice, Jane has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and a fellowship of the Procurement Best Practice Academy. Jane has also been made an honorary member of CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, for her work in public finance.
Prior to her election to the National Assembly for Wales, Jane was director of Chwarae Teg (Fair Play) and was the Welsh member on the New Opportunities (UK) Fund and was an elected Member of the former South Glamorgan County Council.
Jane is married with two children, is a Welsh learner, and lives in Barry. Having served as minister for health and social services (1999-2005), minister for assembly business, children and equalities (2005-2007) and minister for children, education, lifelong learning and skills (2007-2009), Jane was appointed as minister for budget and business in December 2009. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, Jane was appointed minister for finance and leader of the house and in March 2013 was appointed minister for finance. In September 2014, she was appointed minister for finance and government business. In May 2016, she was appointed leader of the house and chief whip.
Sally has front-line experience of primary care at its most challenging. She rebuilt a struggling valley-based GP practice into one of the most successful in South East Wales. This formative experience gave her insight into the clinical leadership and business management required to serve a deserving local population with limited resources.
She entered a career in medical management in 2011 and was appointed to assistant medical director for value-based care in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014. She is Clinical lead for the National ICHOM strategic alliance. Her current interests include how we utilise value-based principles to allocate resource in publicly funded systems and digital transformation.
Andrew Burns is the director of finance and resources for Staffordshire County Council with strategic responsibility for finance, HR, ICT, digital, property, commercial and customer services and treasurer of the Staffordshire Pension Fund.
Andrew led the financial transformation programme that delivered £150m of savings, significant service improvement and enabled Staffordshire County Council to set the lowest council tax for any county council.
He is currently president of CIPFA and was president of the Society of County Treasurers in 2015/16.
Sean has 30 years' experience in various finance roles including the role of treasurer in two county councils and chief finance officer in a fire authority. Before joining CIPFA, Sean spent four years with OPCC, where he oversaw a period of financial transition and was a central part of the team that garnering praise from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which last year pronounced Kent Police’s financial sustainability as ‘outstanding’.
Prior to the OPCC, he spent over 16 years as treasurer for Buckinghamshire and East Sussex County Councils respectively. At East Sussex he also served as deputy chief executive with the wider responsible for the broader resource portfolio covering ICT, procurement and property. Sean is a former president of the Society of County Treasurers, (SCT), the Police and Crime Commissioners Treasurers Society (PACCTS) and the Association of Local Authority Treasurer Societies (ALATS). Sean has also served as financial adviser to Parliament's Communities and Local Government Select Committee and been a core adviser to the Local Government Association.
Robert has been working as a clinical hypnotherapist and success coach over the past ten years and is the author of three books on the subjects. He has travelled throughout the world learning his craft and has trained with and studied some of the most influential trainers and coaches in personal development and hypnosis. He has studied the top performers in business and sport and has taken fundamental principles of all high achievers in their field and packaged these principles into his own unique corporate training programme, helping businesses and companies develop the mindset of their workforce.
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