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04 June 2020 08:45




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mallowstreet University Digital Roundtable - Back to Business as Unusual?

Join us for a discussion with Avida’s experts and peers from across our industry at this Digital Roundtable, where we'll share useful insights as we explore what happens next....

As we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, so the changes we have been planning for business post-COVID-19 will require implementing. What will our operating environment look like? What are the key changes we are making? What lessons have we learned and are there any areas we feel uncomfortable about?

This morning session is accredited for CPD points by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and is exclusively for pension fund decision makers and their managers.


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The University Roundtable will take place online via a 'Zoom' meeting (a widely used webcast meeting provider). We will provide further information, including an access link and password to all attendees in advance of the event.

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  • Bart Heenk

    As Managing Director of Avida International, Bart Heenk heads Avida in the UK. Typical projects Bart gets involved in include organisational change and outsourcing strategies for complex investment and risk management activities. He also mentors several senior pension executives. Previously, Bart performed a number of senior roles at Cardano, SEI, Citibank/Citigroup and Royal Dutch Shell. During this time he has served a large number of institutional clients on risk management and investment management strategies. Bart is an econometrician by training. Today he is a lecturer at various business schools and a frequent speaker at seminars. During the past five years, Bart has been Trustee/vice-Chair for a Dutch charity. He is also a pro-bono treasury advisor to a charitable bank. Bart is based in the UK, and has also worked in the Netherlands and Asia.

  • Paul Boerboom

    Paul Boerboom founded Avida International in 2006 and has been advising institutional investors and their advisers throughout Europe ever since. Typical themes are client retention, commercial development, partnering and outsourcing in various (complex) investment areas such as investment consulting, fiduciary management and illiquid investments. Previously, Paul performed a number of senior roles at Royal Dutch Shell and has lived in Latin America and various European countries. During this time he was part of the Supervisory Committee of various joint ventures and led complex M&A projects and contractual negotiations in the renewable energy, gas and power sectors. He also acted as Head of Investment Strategy and portfolio manager private equity for Shell Pensions. Paul is an econometrician and business economist by training, completed by executive education programs at the Wharton School of Management and Harvard Business School. Today he is a lecturer at various business schools and a frequent speaker at seminars.

  • Sally Bridgeland

    Sally is an actuary with pensions and investment experience as an adviser, trustee and non executive director. She advises the UK’s largest pension schemes in organisational effectiveness and governance consultancy projects through Avida International. Sally is a non-executive director at insurer Royal London, at Impax Asset Management and Local Pensions Partnership Limited, where she chairs its FCA regulated investment company. Until recently Sally was a pension trustee for both NEST Corporation and the Lloyds Bank pension funds, having previously been Chief Executive Officer of the BP Pension Scheme 2007-14. She spent 20 years with Aon as a consultant and in research and innovation. Sally serves in a voluntary capacity as a member of the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) and Chairs the Strategic Advisory Board for the Centre for Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University, launched in early 2020. She is an Honorary Group Captain with 601 Squadron RAuxAF. Sally was the first lady Master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries from 2016-2017 and was named as a role model of the year in the 2018 Women in Pensions Awards by Professional Pensions.