Future Connect Highlights 2022
Our Future Connect programme of events for 2022 has come to an end and we wanted to provide our Members with a few highlights of everything that has happened in the past year.
Future Connect - List of 2022 Events
Below is a list of events that we have hosted in 2022 as part of our Future Connect programme:
- Future Connect Diversity: Embrace it, Share it, Celebrate it
- Future Connect: Future Eco-Leaders
- Future Connect: Your Vote Matters
- Future Connect: Networking Drinks
- Future Connect: FutureFest
- New: Future Connect Mentoring Scheme
- Future Connect: Annual Networking Quiz
Some of the topics we have covered are below:
- Diversity and Inclusion
- 2022 Jersey Elections
- Soft Skills i.e., how to network
Future Connect - List of 2022 Speakers
Kate Wright Co-Founder, The Diversity Network
Kate Wright has over 20 years’ experience in HR, Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion - in more recent years providing HR, cultural change and coaching support to Channel Islands and UK-based clients through her consultancy, Arbre Consulting. In 2017, she co-founded The Diversity Network with Sam Duffy, a business networking group and consultancy with a not-for-profit ethos, that aims to work with employers to support D&I and facilitate cultural change across the business community. A passionate campaigner for equality, Kate is also Vice-Chair of Women for Politics, a trustee of the Jersey Community Relations Trust and a member of the IOD D&I sub-committee.
Sheena Brockie Sustainability Consultant, Co-Founder of Plastic Free Jersey and the Founder of The Good Jersey Life
Sheena Brockie is a sustainability consultant, qualified to calculate GHG emission inventories/carbon footprint calculations under ISO14064-1 or verification of GHG inventories under ISO14064-3. Sheena is also an ISO14001:2015 Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems. Leaning in to a 25+ year career in the Finance Industry, the latter stages as a Key Person (Compliance and Director roles), Sheena decided to focus her passion for the environment into a career change in 2019.
Christian May Head of Planning and Performance for Communications and External Relations, Government of Jersey
Christian is the Head of Communications for the Office of the Chief Executive in the Government of Jersey, encompassing all communications for the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Chief Executive, External Relations and Financial Services. He is directly involved in the day to day management of the Island's COVID-19 communications on both the healthcare emergency and economic response measures. He had responsibility for all of the Government of Jersey's Brexit communications, including preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit and transition period. Christian also provides strategic communications advice to the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and the Minister for External Relations. He is a qualified English Barrister (non-practising) and for 10 years was Business Development Manager of boutique litigation practice Baker & Partners.
Martyn White Head of Communications, Government of Jersey
Head of Strategic Communications for Government of Jersey. Deputising for the Director of Communications in his absence and line managing a fantastic team of Heads of Communications. Winner of two national CIM Marketing Effectiveness Awards 2019 for 'Best use of PR' and 'Best Integrated Marketing Campaign - SME'. Over 20 years' experience at the United Nations, Microsoft, Government of Jersey, Mourant, Carey Olsen, HSBC, and many other large businesses and SMEs in Jersey and the UK. Trainer and lecturer in Sales & Marketing. Co-founded the Professional Services Marketing Group in Jersey and former committee member of the Institute of Directors (Jersey) and chair of the PR/Comms sub-committee.
Will Carnegi Mental Fitness Coach
Highly experienced management consultant, qualified (ILM Level 7) Executive Coach (Association for Coaching Professional Member) and conference speaker. Member of 3 major corporate Leadership Faculties delivering in physical and virtual formats. Former BT Global Challenge skipper; led crew of 17 around the world in 2000/01 BT Global Challenge. Specialties: Coaching, Leadership & intact team development, behavioural change & conference speaking. Virtual programme design and delivery.
FutureFest - Highlight Photos
Why Join Future Connect? Video
We recently updated the ‘Why Join Future Connect Video?’ – you may even spot yourself, if, you came to our ‘Future Connect: FutureFest’ event on Thursday 22 September 2022.
We would like to thank all of our Future Connect Members that have attended and contributed to our series of events this year and we hope that you have found them to be informative and insightful.
The Future Connect forum has been a great success and to continue to deliver our exciting range of educational and professional development events, we need your support! Jersey Finance believes it is important to engage with the next generation of finance professionals and as such we would encourage you to tell your peers to sign up to the programme to benefit from this ideal opportunity for networking and learning more about the industry. We have some great events planned for 2023 and want to ensure as many younger professionals as possible are making the most of this free forum. If you know a friend or colleague who would benefit from joining our Future Connect forum, then please ask them to get in touch with our events team.